posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 04:50 PM
You might be cursed, what do I know?
Most people find it comforting in a way to know there is a reason for the bad things that happen to them and find power in being able to blame
something other than themselves.
I'm not saying it's you're fault that your life hasn't been a charmed one, but it is your fault if you believe you're cursed and become resigned
to your fate.
Psychologists believe in something called a self-fulfilling prophecy. If people say you're stupid enough, even if you're not, you'll start to
believe it yourself and become stupid. You'll do bad on a test and say, "it's OK, I'm just stupid". You'll study less and say, "what's the
point? I'm too stupid".
However, you need to rise above this belief that you're cursed and use it to motivate yourself to work to better your situation. I know it seems
hard when everything seems to be working against you and it is hard. Things that are worth it almost always are hard. If something seems easy, it's
likely the wrong solution.
You may live in a bad neighborhood. You're friends and family might take the easy way out. They may slack off at school or turn to drugs and
alcohol. You, however, need to take the hard route. You need to stay straight and work hard at school to make a better life for yourself despite the
pressures you might feel to give in. You'll rise above those around you and have a better life.
The good news is that, since you're close to the bottom, the only way to go is up.