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ShepherdDave imagines that better circumstances

will provide more happiness. Or even being a better Dave, will provide more happiness. ShepherdDave’s understanding of how to be a better Dave, involves striving to believe better, do better, obey better, and enjoy better — others and himself. Problem is, there is no way ShepherdDave can improve himself ENOUGH to satisfy the harsh, perfectionistic critic within him, secretly critical of others, but especially critical of himself, when he fails at something, or worse – really humiliates himself. So ShepherdDave’s M.O. is working intensely harrrrd to avoid humiliation, or even criticism, or even non-admiration by others. ShepherdDave is intensely focused on whatever it takes to win the admiration of others, or better, their envy, or better, their worship. And lives in denial of how much he craves the admiration of himself, but never seems satisfied, no matter his success. Bottomless pit of neediness

–ShepherdDave, who tends to live in denial of his true feelings, motivations, reactions, and therefore his emotional/spiritual dysfunction, and always needs fresh conviction of the sin of being dissatisfied with Jesus and His imputed worthiness, so he might momentarily be DumbSheepDave, enjoying the bliss of Jesus-dependency/humility, needing no worthiness of his own, so the nonbelievers and believers around him might experience Jesus

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