Is it really a failure if I didn’t use my Harvard degree for wealth and success. Well, yes and no. Given my history with bipolar disorder and extreme mood instability, my very survival can be viewed as an unlikely success to be celebrated! Why be so hard on myself when I am the only one in the conversation? It’s not like a heckler will shout, Don’t go easy o. Yourself! You’re a failure!. Oh wait, the heckler is the self destructive part of me. Yes, I have decided that me telling you these tales is praiseworthy.
What’s it like: Funny, at first. How could you not laugh at the thought of the alumni office carefully and quickly rushing the periodical to a valued grad who might make a generous donation. Until you remember that you won’t be making any donations unless you get s prison promotion to the 63¢ an hour workline position. You know that if they knew the exact location on Kalanianaole Highway, they’d skip your name on the mailing list. Efforts to send goodness your way are not investments because those efforts won’t yield dividends. Efforts for your benefit are a waste.
I do want the present reality of limited prospects as a convicted felon to change. In order to generate hope I have to believe my place in society can…
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