1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.
“I love Brad...I don’t regret any of it, and I’m not going to beat myself up about it.”
- Jennifer Aniston, in an interview with Vanity Fair, talking about her break up with Brad Pitt.
1. Definition - Study the definition.
constant worry and anger about something; get upset about something
2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.
Have you ever been in love? Have you ever had your heart broken? If so, then you understand what Jen is talking about. When your loved one leaves, you start beating yourself up with questions like, What did I do wrong?, Is something wrong with me?, Why doesn’t he (or she) love me anymore?, How can I get him (or her) back?
In this quote, Jen is saying that she is trying to be strong. She says that she isn’t going to beat herself up by worrying about the relationship and what could have been changed.
People beat themselves up over many things. Some people beat themselves up over money and financial issues, others beat themselves up over work or school. Most of the time, people beat themselves up over things that happened in the past. It’s not very healthy to beat yourself up over these things, but worry and regret are parts of life. The best we can do is not waste too much time beating ourselves up. Life goes on.
1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.
“It’s not healthy to beat yourself up over the little things. “
“You shouldn’t beat yourself up over it. It’s in the past. It can’t be changed. “