The IT Syndrome
First of all, dont even Google this title because it doesn't exist. I come up with that title and it's not an article about the man in the picture. However, what has been through gave me the inspiration to write this article and made a research about it. You might come across with “Big man syndrome” or “Small man syndrome” but it's nothing like that. I will be explaining a concept that a lot of people experienced. Regardless the gender. It happens to a lot of great people. In my opinion, it has a lot to do with the absence of closures, and that costs a lot of things to a lot of great people. Also with the 15 minutes of fame type of vibes. For some, they get the taste of it and before they know it, they become addicted to it.
Anyhow, Let’s get into it.
Okay, why do I call it “IT Syndrome”? I & T initials of Isaiah Thomas. He is a basketball player that was in the NBA not so long ago. So long story short, He got out. A few years ago, he was really good. But just for 2 seasons. Then that success got inside of his head and he was never really able to get outside of it. Later on, when he isn't that guy anymore he still acted like that and because of that nobody really wanted him like before. The moods and ego didn't help of course but he remained seeing himself greater than how he actually is.
So, why do I write about this?
Well, There are a lot of people who have had glorious and glamorous days, and then they couldn't move on from there. It's something like they are always excited to talk about and they act like they are still in that phase of their lives. But, chapters are mean to open and close. What's the point of living on the same chapter that has already closed? Even though we dont want it to close, even though it was fun.
Another reason, people intended to be prisoners of the moments. As I mentioned above, even by luck or coincidence if we get what we want, this might get into our heads a little too much and this will cause setting wrong expectations and change our understanding of reality (most likely).
So in that, they just might not be able to get out of it for a long time. They also expect that time to be back again maybe. They might seem so prepared for that moment to arrive so they will experience those times again and according to them, it is just a matter of time. It's what they want to believe.
Why do people dwell on it? Basically, they don’t go all-in when they are into it. They are holding back when they shouldn't. If you dont explore the depths of what you are interested to experience, then it will remain incomplete and you might seek to complete that later on. If we can let ourselves go down towards the path that excites us to be in, that's how we can figure if we are in the right place at the right time or not. Get all you can when you can and then leave it alone.
Megan Rapinoe says “If you are going to go all in, you might as well go all the way.”
For the good, if not for the better.