So I got caught out daydreaming again. This time catching the train in the wrong direction and ending up a third of the way to my old town! Unfortunately I had on me some items that needed to be refrigerated so I could not give in to my deep heartfelt desire to take a 5 hour joyride and drop in for a "quick visit"!
Musings for today:
When I mix with really privileged people who have had "soft, easy" lives and see what is "tough going" for them, I have a perverse, arrogant sense of pride in the resilience and strength I've demonstrated in adversity...
but in the end it's all relative-there are always people worser off and better off than you-basically one learns to adapt and cope according to how one's life is.
I realised though that if you have to endure a lot of shit, it's possibly better to go through it earlier in life rather than later cos at least if it happens earlier you're more mentally tough so that if shit strikes again you won't end up crumbling into a hopeless heap like people who are first timers at a later age when they have less of that resilience you naturally have with youth....it's definitely a handy life skill to have!
In any case, the worst outcome is that because of these "life experiences" disproportionate to my age I find it pretty well impossible to relate to people my own age and even worse, it is quite a bit harder to really respect people who have had really easy lives.
The best outcome is that I have an immense sense of compassion for people who have to deal with adversity so I'm a good source of support for people like this.
Anyway just rambling to myself as usual. I'm buggered. I think I'll just eat plain rice for dinner.
Have a good weekend...I'm looking forward to mine :)
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