May 21 2013
A common thread in humanity is self-sabotage. In our never-ending quest for happiness and achievement, a small, piercing voice asks, “Why me?” We wonder why we deserve to be happy when other people are literally and emotionally starved. This is a good question to ask, but the answer is not guilt. Life is too short to not enjoy it, which is why you shouldn’t let the following things get to you.
1. Having A Good Childhood
Anti-bullying organizations exist is to give more children better childhoods. If you had one, great. That’s what is supposed to happen. It is no one’s right to assume you are less of a person because you didn’t struggle to fit in, or feel loved. Struggle often molds a character that is unspoiled and empathetic, but that doesn’t mean your lack of struggle has spoiled you. You have the choice and responsibility to understand the lives of those worse off than you, but you don’t owe it to anyone to be unhappy. The best way to regard your happy childhood is with gratitude and respect for those who made it happen (that includes you).