Mental Strenght

Is something that I've possessed without knowing it. Twice in my life women who I thought I would marry left me, I've been fired, screwed around, so broke I went to the food bank, lied to, and once had the city condemn my place and forced me out. In some of these situations I didn't have any control and some I did. In any case I found myself suddenly having to rearrange my life or figure things out on the fly. I never thought anything of it until I saw people going to pieces when bad things happen to them. I didn't think I was that strong mentally; but considering I'm doing ok and have made it through the bad things life gives me, I must be stronger than I thought.

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Anonymous

Jun 19, 2018 at 8:50am

Vancouver makes for resilient people.

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I like your post a lot

Jun 19, 2018 at 12:10pm

and can relate to it.
I've been through illness, bankruptcy, being fired, losing my home (because of my own addiction) and here I am clean, sober, out of debt and a homeowner again.
Take pride in your mental strength, I sure do.

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Agreed

Jun 21, 2018 at 10:27am

A victim remains a victim. A survivor heals, moves on, and becomes stronger for it. I am having trouble with a friend who plays victim to everything that happens in their life, with no attempts at picking up, learning from it, and making the best of it. Hardships fucking suck and it’s okay to feel shitty when shitty things happen, but it becomes toxic and self-destructive when we hold on to the victim narrative too long.

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