Someone posted this in response to my friend’s Facebook© status yesterday. I thought it was pretty good.
Read on. . . . . . .
"The things we learn in maturity aren't simple things such as acquiring information and skills.
We learn not to engage in self destructive behavior.
We learn not to burn up energy in anxiety.
We discover how to manage our tensions.
We learn that self-pity and resentment are among the most toxic of drugs.
We find that the world loves talent but pays off on character.
We come to understand that most people are not for us nor against us; they are simply thinking about themselves.
We learn that no matter how hard we try to please, some people in this world are not going to love us – a lesson that is at first worrisome and then really quite relaxing."
I am Elizabeth Bennet of Pride & Prejudice! I am intelligent, witty, and tremendously attractive. I have a good head on my shoulders, and oftentimes find myself the lone beacon of reason in a sea of ridiculousness. I take great pleasure in many things. I am proficient in nearly all of them, though I will never own it. Lest I seem too perfect, I have a tendency toward prejudgement that serves me very ill indeed.