1 year ago
Last edited at 8:29PM on 12/13/2012
About a year ago I posted a story on Ask about a guy named Bomber Brown. Bomber and I used to work the night shift together and when it was quiet we played cards. We kept score and, at the end of the week,the loser had to buy a lottery ticket for the other. It was always very close but Bomber never had to buy a ticket -- he always won.
The reason was that although we both played our good cards well, he played his bad cards better than me and once in a while he won a game he should have lost.
So why is your life so horrible? Honestly, it isn't. That's just the way it seems to you at the moment. When things go wrong and you don't know what to do, hang in there and handle it the best way you know how. Like Bomber, you'll sometimes beat a situation that should have got the better of you. And, like Bomber, you'll be a winner.
It may seem that way, but you may be only focusing on the bad. Most people go thru rough patches where nothing seems to go right. You need to just sit back and look at what is going wrong and why. Then figure out a new plan and put it into action. Believe me I have had to do this several times. Plan A didn't work, so after a good cry I went to plan B. When that didn't work I drank a bit and went to plan C. I think I am on plan G about now. Life sucks sometimes, you just can't let it suck the life out of you. Regroup, move on and be stronger for it!
Because sometimes things just suck. But hold on, if you can get through this better times are coming. You said you're 14, in 4 years you can be a totally different town with new people to meet. My life sucked until I moved out at 18. Stay strong
Q... I read your comment to Dozy. I don't know if this will help but, the past 3 years I have felt like one of those "Whack-a-Moles". You know that game? As soon as he gets his head above ground a person is just waiting to whack that mole down. Just keep poking your head up. And when you survive all those whacks, you'll think: wow, I'm stronger than I thought. My best advice, as soon a "whack" comes along, tell yourself: I can handle this and I'll be stronger (& more experienced) than the average joe (or jane) for it. It might help to have a goal, like college- technical or otherwise- to aim for or focus on. Best of luck to you!