Everyone, at one point in their life, has looked themselves in the mirror and thought "nope, shit".
Even those that haven't, and want to "excel" and "achieve", usually go on to become generally regarded as "shits".
So, now comes a reflective moment for the England cricket team, and all they can see is shit. Puddles and puddles of gooey, poorly bonded shit.
People criticise the critics: "why must you be so critical?" say they. Well, here's the official AYALAC guide for being less shit:
1. Bowl as if you had played before
To become good at something you either need to pay someone else to do it for you, or to practice. England broke the record for the worst bowling performance ever in Port of Spain - second most extras conceded in an innings.
Apparently, in a list the worst bowling performances ever, England feature in over 40% of them.
2. Get rid of the rubbishy players in bring in less rubbishy ones
No really, it works.
3. Rule the team with an iron fist
England's main problem is the emergence of a private life for the players. That the players think of something other than cricket has become "acceptable" is not only a sign of weakness in the ranks, but indicative of the broader corruption of society generally.
Sex lives of all players must cease. For the good of the country.
A threat of mutilation for dropping averages wouldn't go amiss, either.
England, for too long, have played fair, following the spirit of the laws and generally behaved in the cricketing way. It's time to follow Australia - not to Australia, obviously, who'd want to do that? Horrible place; full of spiders. No, we must relearn the science of cheating.
This goes beyond the dark arts of Murray Mints and jelly beans, we have to start thinking about creative use of the equipment at hand. After all, the cricket bat originally started life as a weapon.
We must use the resources available to us to prevent the opposition from freely scoring runs, or from running freely.
5. Replace the team with robots
By my reckoning, its four years since the mysterious Merlyn came into being. Which makes is qualified for the England team. That it can't run or operate effectively in the field only marginally disadvantages it against players such as Owais Shah.
It is claimed that the machine can bowl every ball known to man, which is some claim; there are a lot of men and therefore a lot of balls.
Although the inevitable mechanisation of the England bowling unit leads us to interesting possibilities: perhaps the future is all about technology in cricket.
Maybe we'll witness giant bowling guns fire 500 mph death balls at Mega-Slogotron 5.0; gawp at stratospheric sixes; and delight in lighting quick catches in continental-sized fields.
Although watching a batbot getting hit in the robo-goolies would be significantly less amusing.