“The path of my life is strewn with cowpats from the devil’s own satanic herd.”

Black Adder – Episode 2.1 – Money

One of my favorite quotes. But is it true of my life?

Sometimes it feels that way. Catastrophe followed by crisis followed by drama followed by adversity…

Illness, accidents, poor luck, problems not (for once) of my own making, the list sometimes seems endless…

But is my quality of life that bad? You have to look at the positives. I’m not homeless (anymore), my personal relationships are healthy and/or improving, I’ve got food in my belly, I’m still breathing (admittedly an important factor to have any quality of life), heating, light, TV and perhaps most importantly, internet access!

Could be worse…

I like to think that I don’t complain excessively or look for sympathy but perhaps that’s exactly what I’m doing here? Damn it… 😉

At least I can laugh about it. Plus I’m of the conviction that something ALWAYS turns up. You never know what’s around the corner and that applies as much to good things as bad.

I like to embrace my anger when bad things happen. As Jonny Lydon sang with PIL –

Anger is an energy

Giving into adversity is all too easy but when you get really mad then I’ve found I can often get the drive to pull myself out of trouble.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that mild acceptance, letting yourself be beat down, even turning the other cheek, is not always the best course of action. Sometimes getting really pissed off, even vengeful or aggressive is not necessarily a bad choice. It can really have it’s benefits!

Reminds me of another favorite quote –

I pity the fool! – Mr T

So next time the bailiffs turn up at my door I may try that one

I pity the fool who tries to take my Rocky DVD’s!

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