“I watched a kid kill himself at school. Gunshot to the head. He painted the wall behind him with his brains.”
If Standing Rock reallyis the moral center of the universe, then I want to be able to look back and remember that I made a stand.
Being outnumbered, coming from behind, being low on funds, these don’t have to be disadvantages. They can be gifts. Assets that make us less likely to waste our time, our energy, or potentially even our lives.
3. Actually work and try and not to think of yourself, but it is there—depression and a wish for this pain to stop.
I spent too much of my 20s not really liking myself; not feeling smart/funny/interesting/pretty/worthy enough.