What are we supposed to do when life gets tough and God doesn’t seem to be coming through for us?
The top one percent have it all and many of us could live a decade or two on their tax payments for just one year. Glitz, glamor and all the trimmings of success leave us “99 percenters” wondering just how did they do it? Read the rest of this entry
“I would be able to do well in life but other people push me aside and snatch what I should have.” Or how about, “I know I’m talented but others have destroyed my confidence so I don’t do much these days.” “They abused me when I was a kid and it made me dysfunctional, I’m not like other people.” “I was raped so I can never trust men again.” “My overbearing mother always criticized everything I did so it’s hard for me to try now.” Read the rest of this entry
It was a revolting place made worse by the people who went there each day. The smells were nauseating and the flies were disgusting. If you had a weak stomach you’d rather not see some of the people who came there. They were disfigured and twisted with ugly sores and blank staring eyes. Their faces showed the emotional and physical pain they were feeling and hopelessness prevailed. No one would come here by choice! Anyone who had to come here Read the rest of this entry
My self-esteem affects everything about me and everything I do (for better or for worse). I see myself as a loser nerd and everyone will treat me that way; I think I’m the life and soul of every party and everyone acts like its true, everywhere I go I bring FUN; I see myself as a success and things work out for me; I perceive myself as being in charge and have no difficulty abusing and bullying others; I think I’m inferior so I accept abuse like it is somehow normal. Weight battles, school, career, financial survival and prosperity, the ability to take risks – the list is long and involves every part of life.
Does this suggest that the way to make it big in life is to dream up a hyper-positive image of myself and watch the world flock to admire me? The answer is, Read the rest of this entry
Seven reasons to get buzzed:
- I like the feeling
- It helps me feel good about myself
- It just happens when I don’t pay attention to what I’ve had
- It helps me socialize, relax and beat my natural shyness
- It’s what my friends expect of me
- It’s my habit
- It’s my way of rebelling against parental and peer control
You can probably add other reasons that push a person to drink too much alcohol. We don’t have to agree with a person’s reasons but we are forced to recognize that its reasons like these which govern our choices. Some see the decision to drink alcohol as an open / shut case based on a predetermined position of right or wrong. Others see it as being more nuanced and situational. Some simply throw caution to the wind.