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    "Oh, now he's a philosophizer" Baylorguy's Avatar
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    Most of the people in here have already made the main points. Ozzy is right in that you cannot change a person, so you need to realize that. I have found the best times of growth in my life (soul searching) have been when I relinquished any kind of control that I had. I found that when I try to do things on my own a lot of times I mess them up. You are overwhelming yourself because you are looking at everything at once.

    Venting is important... the people that don't vent are the ones that end up doing psychotic things because they finally blow. You have taken the first step, imo, by sharing how you are feeling. The next step is up to you... you can choose to focus on all of the problems, or you can see the good in your life (believe me, it is there) and start doing things to take your mind off of everything else.

    You'll be fine.

    Phil

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    It'll be OK. You're at an age when bad things feel intensely bad and time moves incredibly slowly, but it doesn't stay that way. I'm sorry your relationships aren't better right now, but that doesn't last forever either.

    As much as you might want to, you can't fix everyone's lives. Take care of yourself and keep your eyes focused on your goals. Of course you have self-doubts about your abilities. That's what normal people do. People who don't cause a lot of the world's problems.

    Don't sit around ruminating about what's gone wrong in the past, going wrong now or might go wrong in the future. Go out for a run or work out or something. See if a local Habitat for Humanity group can use some help tomorrow. Swinging a hammer for a day with a bunch of other people is a great distraction and lifts the spirits.
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    How, that's some great advice.

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    You may have seen these before; they've been bouncing around the Net for a while...

    They're more than mere platitudes; actually very sound advice.

    And they can apply to all of us.



    The Second Ten Commandments

    1. Thou shall not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all
    human activities.

    2. Thou shall not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never
    come to pass.

    3. Thou shall not cross bridges before you come to them, for no one
    yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.

    4. Thou shall face each problem as it comes. You can only handle
    one at a time anyway.

    5. Thou shall not take problems to bed with you, for they make very
    poor bedfellows.

    6. Thou shall not borrow other people's problems. They can better
    care for them than you can.

    7. Thou shall not try to relive yesterday for good or ill, it is
    forever gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life and be
    happy now!

    8. Thou shall be a good listener, for only when you listen do you
    hear ideas different from your own. It is hard to learn something
    new when you are talking, and some people do know more than you do.

    9. Thou shall not become "bogged down" by frustration, for 90% of
    it is rooted in self-pity and will only interfere with positive
    action.

    10. Thou shall count thy blessings, never overlooking the small
    ones, for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.
    Only a moral and virtuous people are capable of freedom; the more corrupt and vicious a people becomes, the more it has need of masters. -- Benjamin Franklin

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    Adam,
    I cannot add to the great advice you have received on this forum but I will say a prayer for you.

    Giovanni

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    This makes me think of this song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1...eature=related

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    Wow, either a lot of people care or just wanna give out advice. Thank you everyone. After crying lastnight and sleeping well I feel normal again. The problems aren't gone but I feel better and that makes a world of difference. Thanks guys!
    All fear violence, all are afraid of death.
    Seeing the similarity to oneself, one should not use violence or have it used.
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    Adam,

    I'm glad you feel better!
    God will never give you more than you can handle.

    Giovanni

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