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He has come to a time in his life when he has been forced to accept that many of the hopes, dreams and aspirations he once held for his life will never be fulfilled. He is haunted by a nagging sense of loss.
When I choose to allow your behaviour to control my feelings, I give you enormous power in my life and make myself a victim.
He works for a small software development company in a different city from the one in which I live. We met to discuss the situation in his workplace. (nb: conversation accurate, reported with permission, details altered to protect identity)
In response to my post “The Hard Work of Love” I was sent an interview with Brene Brown who believes that “Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength.”
Aaron Swartz was, by all accounts, a child prodigy already making his mark in the dense obscure land of computer programing at the age of fourteen. … To read this post see: http://blogs.timescolonist.com/2013/01/13/deadly-depression/
I was part of a discussion yesterday in which the word “weakness” came up. Not surprisingly, the term stirred some reaction.
The title fooled me. His credentials as a scientist, led me astray.
I am lying in bed. My body is feeling its way slowly towards sleep. But my mind is still turning in tight little circles around the same endless litany of unanswerable questions that haunt many of my waking hours.