a reply to: Tiamat384
I hope you don't mind dear if I add to Cody's response to this about how life will throw you a curb ball or as I would say "Put a stick in your
First I will say some people actually reach their goals or at least give the appearance that they have.
(Add on to Cody's list.)
Tiamat, I will refrain from giving details of the abuse I encountered as a child and teenager, but it made me crooked. Not a crook but crooked. A
stick in the wheel.
Too many bad decisions out of ignorance and defiance. A stick in the wheel.
Bad immune system so all ways sickly. A stick in the wheel.
Lost my baby. A stick in the wheel.
Lost my parents at age 24. A stick in the wheel.
No matter about the rest.
Life is not easy, and we must live with our regrets, our failures and the pain others have inflicted upon us.
But for me, this only applies to me, I do not impose my standards upon others, if I can't hold others joy and pain I have failed.
If I don't take a stand for what I think is right because I fear rejection, I have failed.
If I don't take responsibility for my own failure and pain, expecting others to solve it, I have failed.
And perhaps most importantly if I reject the compassion, kindness and advice of others I am guilty of pride, only wanting to use my pain as a crutch
to gain pity.
As you may have deducted, I have walked these paths. I walked in my shoes and wore them out.