Why do we talk to ourselves, create and record songs, and take videos of ourselves talking? You have heard the saying, “He just likes to here himself talk.” Why does speaker like to hear himself talk? In his essays, Baca learns to read and write so that he can reflect on and understand his thoughts and or feelings, thus, restoring to him feelings of contentment, confidence, and security. Is is these effects of words and language that, ultimately, save us from ourselves: our anxiety, fears, and insecurities.
A counselor told me this about his job: “We do not conduct our sessions in the way people expect us to—the whole Sigmund Freud thing. Truthfully, it is our job to put a mirror in front of you and try to make the reflection clear enough