When I was growing up my problems were always with other people. Why didn't my friends invite me to the cul-de-sac to play basketball or why did my parents pick me up 10 minutes late from practice? As I grew up and went to middle/high school my problems transformed into words that I couldn't shake. In school I was always asked, "why are your ears so big?" or "why are you so short?". Small things like that really bothered me and sometimes they still do. I thought that when I was done with school that the words would stop. They didn’t. When you grow up there will still be people in your life who will talk down on you. Currently, the words now are, "You didn't finish college? You won’t be successful." or "I got a real job why haven't you?". Yes, I do hear these words from other people.
Life is hard. We’re all in the same game; just different levels. Everyone has, will, or is currently going through a major struggle in their life. This struggle could be as hard as the death of a loved one, hunger, abuse, or maybe sickness. Maybe the struggle isn’t that intense; however, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t difficult to overcome. Everyone is on a different level dealing with their struggle, so don’t be too quick to judge another person. There are so many different levels and it doesn’t matter which one you’re battling. What matters is that you understand how to deal with them even when you want to give up.