*A sure way for me to have a disastrous experience is to do something because "it will be good for me."
*What an absurd amount of energy I have been wasting all my life trying to figure out how things "really are," when all the time they weren't.
*The comment, "You're lucky; it could have been worse," is the kind of "helpfulness" I can do without. It also could have been better, or actually, it couldn't have been any other way than the way it was.
*NEGATIVE FEEDBACK IS BETTER THAN NONE. I WOULD RATHER HAVE A MAN HATE ME THAN OVERLOOK ME. AS LONG AS HE HATES ME I MAKE A DIFFERENCE.