10 Amazing Life Lessons #5
I have made my fair share of mistakes. Some days I think I’ve done more than my fair share, but if it weren’t for the mistakes and lessons I’ve learned from them I wouldn’t be who and what I am today.
My early 20’s was an experiment in frustration and anger. I didn’t like myself back then; I don’t think I liked other people very much either. It started with a bad decision when I was 18 and just snowballed until I was depressed and didn’t know which way was up any more but with the love and support of my family and a wonderful councilor I fought my way up out of the pit I was miring myself in.
It wasn’t easy to get myself out of that pit but when I did? The sky was bluer, the grass greener and laughter was beautiful again.
I still didn’t like myself very much but I was able to laugh; that’s a huge thing when all you’ve been able to see is darkness and despair. (For some reason that sentence took me back to Hee Haw days, lol.)
I had to learn how to avoid or get out of hot button topics and it wasn’t until earlier this year that I was finally able to say to someone that the conversation would be changed or stopped. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so elated about something I’ve done as I did that day and it only took me 20+ years to do it!
Just to clarify, Miriam Webster defines a hot button as: an issue that causes people to feel strong emotions (such as anger) and to argue with each other.
Pretty much anything related to politics is a hot button topic for most people