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Bad Luck?
Somebody made a very interesting remark in my call for anonymous comments. They stated about my journal: Sometimes it seems like you have a lot of bad luck.

I found this intriguing yet puzzling. I really don't think I have very bad luck. I don't think I have particularly good luck either, but mostly my life is just....life. It has its ups and downs. That's just life. It's is not always sunshine and flowers. In fact, I wouldn't want it to be. The sweet moments would not be as wonderful if they were not contrasted with some difficult times.

I write a lot. I think and analyze everything a lot... I'm always mentally digesting something. That's just the way I am. Writing helps me to do so, and writing in a public forum like this gives me feedback, which is why I do it.

Maybe it's just because I overanalyze so much about the many aspects of my life and my thoughts, the bad as well as the good? I suppose that could make this journal seem a bit "like a traffic accident".

Maybe I don't write about the good stuff enough? There are plenty of amusing and happy moments in my life. Certainly some of them are documented here. Often they don't require as much thought, they are just fun stories I tell.

Or maybe other people's lives really do have fewer mishaps than mine? I've just always assumed that many people's lives and relationships and whatnot are as complicated as mine, when perhaps in truth that is not the case.

I don't know, but it is a very interesting question to me. I am not at all offended, but I am fascinated. Now I wonder what other readers think of my journal and of my life as I describe it. I'm linking to the thread below. If anybody else is moved to comment on this thread, I would welcome additional thoughts.... feel free to keep them anonymous so you can be as brutally honest as you see fit!

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sherdeb From: sherdeb Date: December 19th, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think you really have any more bad luck than most. If you're anything like me, though, you probably need to rant about the bad stuff more than the good, which is why it may seem like it on your journal. Don't worry, I don't think you're cursed!! (:
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 22nd, 2003 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, that's true. The bad stuff usually requires more venting and ranting than the good.

I'm glad you don't think I'm cursed! Thanks!!
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: December 19th, 2003 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, either way, through the good or bad, you can count on one thing--to quote Dom DeLuise, us is here.

"Life is a funny thing, sometimes you laugh and sing
Sometimes you grumble and cuss,
But either way, what do we care?
We got us!"

No one has bad luck as long as they have friends.
From: darkonyx Date: December 22nd, 2003 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I think life is what you make it. If you think you have a lot of bad luck, then you are looking for bad things at every corner, and by golly you will find them. If you think you have a lot of good luck - you'll find that too. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 22nd, 2003 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Excellent point...thanks for the reminder!
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