When I was younger I used to do a bit of modeling and it never really went well, but the people were like, “Oh If you want to be successful in modeling you have to lose lots of weight”. And it was something that essentially didn’t make me happy, but I felt like I had to change myself in order to become something that I wasn’t. It was something that obviously wasn’t right for me. “Blow Your Mind” is definitely inspired a bit by that.
Did anyone else's parents make excuses seem like an inherently bad thing? Any attempt to defend myself was met with "I don't want any excuses", which looking back just meant "you are not allowed to defend yourself". An excuse is just a reason you couldn't do something, but I was made to feel bad by virtue of making one. There is nothing wrong or shameful about an excuse.