A Respone: Resilience In The Face Of Adversity
Another of my comments from elsewhere – read the inspiration post or not
Resilience in living is something that I learned at about the 7th grade (13 years old).
This year of my life tainted the rest of it, or rather how I think of others via societal relationships.
My resilience stems from knowing even at that age that I walk alone.
Only I will be able to come to my rescue.
Only I can stand up for what I think is right.
I am ultimately responsible for my own happiness.
I remember the moment, the exact moment, when I turned into a man from the boy I was… when all I had learned till then stopped being a lesson I once learned and suddenly, like a stab in the heart, it all became my world view.
I have walked alone ever since.
Take from that what you will but I have a suspicion that when a person finds that epiphany it becomes impossible to do other than walk alone… no matter who still surrounds you in life.