i can't think of any person that knows how to take criticism well. i know that i don't, but i've gotten to the point where i do think it over more to see if it is legitimate, because so often others see things that are wrong faster than you see it yourself.
i see a lot of people in my life struggling right now. crippled by debt, depression, bad relationships, and in some cases heavy substance abuse, or just facing up to the fact that life isn't what we thought it would be when we were 18 and the world seemed more open to us.
i end up listening so much and when asked what my thoughts are i try to be as honest as possible while still trying to maintain a measure of tact.
i fail miserably at this, of course.
it's so hard when the solution is so glaringly obvious.
i really do believe that it's wrong to say "it'll all be ok," when it so obviously won't be, outside of some kind of divine intervention. yet when everything blows up in your face, it's somehow my fault? i don't think so. anyone who knows you could tell any or all of these things were going to happen and it was just a matter of time.
i feel like my life can often be summed up by these lines courtesy of michael stipe:
"oh no, i've said too much... i haven't said enough."