The Similarities between PMS and ISP:
1. You KNOW when something is wrong.
I think that having PMS is much like having problems with your ISP. You are aware that something is wrong, very wrong, but it is not obvious just what it is.
"I have to fix this," you think to yourself.
You check a few things and run a few diagnostics on your home computer in the case of the ISP or your life in the case of PMS. Yes, indeed, there are problems. These problems might be the source of what feels wrong. This is the critical juncture in the journey. Usually one of two things occurs, you assume the local problem is the source of your troubles and start to adjust and tweak to resolve it or you assume nothing and make that call for help.
If you assume the problem is local, and it is not, pandemonium will ensue. The situation is exponential. If solutions are applied locally to external problems, more problems are usually created. However, they are now YOUR FAULT!
Asking for assistance before things become your fault is fraught with peril. If you ask for help you will be asked, "have you tried this, have you tried that." If you have not tried this or that, you will be made aware that you are wasting a professional's precious time with your whining. If you have tried this or that, the problem facilitator will be quick to point out that you caused the problem yourself. Perfect, is it not, as well as being just another of those many opportunities to build self-esteem and confidence?
I will leave you to guess the acronymic inspiration for this little rant.
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