posted on May, 6 2013 @ 09:43 PM
reply to post by swan001
This is beyond the scope of this thread, but I have noticed a lot of those tendencies correlate with a specific life-circumstance. This may or may
not apply to you, it's just a generalization I have found to have some power to explain one source of stress.
The most at-risk age group in our culture is young adult. I believe the reason for this is quite simply that we expect them to behave like young
adults, but at the same time we don't value their viewpoints since they have so little life experience as adults. It's not something that is
explicit in our society, but the undercurrent is definitely there.
Someone recently asked me what advice I would give the 1980s-era me, and the question got me thinking about what I most needed at that early stage in
my life. Basically, things got better as I acquired coping skills, and moved up the 'food-chain' socially.
As to the OP's thoughts, I acquired a better class of friends---because my friends grew up emotionally by surviving various economic and emotional
hard times. We all got seasoned by the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.
I'm older now but still running, still running against the wind.