Irritants have purpose. I either "soothe" via distractions or I focus within for the lesson I am to learn. . .
Over the course of two (2) hours, I found myself irritated by social media posts touting expertise where I'd hidden. Yes, as I look(ed) at posts I saw/see myself decades before. . .secretly practicing what is now considered mainstream. In that uncomfortable space of irritation I had to take responsibility for being "discounted. You see, I'd discounted Myself. I hid. . . No one rejected Me. I rejected Myself.