Don't be afraid to be unpopular.
The one and ONLY opinion of you that counts belongs to the one who made you.
There are only three negative emotions - anger, fear and sadness - and variations of them.
Because we are trained to hide our weaknesses and show our strengths, people use anger as their 'go-to' emotion when they are (in reality) hurting.
The advertising industry programmed us to think we don't have enough. It sells their products and drives the economy. They want you to think you're not good enough. Not cooool enough.
They made you insecure.
'THINK AHEAD' they told you as a child... but think about what? You control nothing. Thinking ahead inspires fear of what's coming - which is anxiety.
Feel sorry for yourself, cuz no one else will?
That hook will drag you into a deep deep pit of depression. Sadness created by crippling self-concern. Helping others gets your mind off of you and the inevitable morbid self obsession.
Anger becomes a 'go-to' emotion - they can't deal with people and don't want to show them the are sad, lonely and hurt.
Let it go people. Anger is NOT a god... it is not protecting you... it is destroying you... ruining your life.
Forgive. Most things can be brushed off. For deep betrayal, or wilful wrongs against you... forgive them because you need forgiveness too....
And if you don't forgive, God will not forgive you.
All these things are lessons that Jesus taught me... just a few of countless lessons on my journey with him. Make him the Lord of your life: make him your bomb shelter; he will protect you and set you free. He is the way and the truth and the life, and you will finally enjoy yours and be a blessing to others if you humble yourself and seek mercy from him.
God bless you on your journey.
To turn studying into a game, follow this advice.
Studying will become fun for you - with no stress.
From the dollar store, get file cards... the kind made for a rolodex. They must be this kind, because you will need to shuffle them.
- When you're in class, pay attention and keep your textbook open to where the teacher is speaking. Put a check beside the paragraph that s/he is referring to.
- At home, read the paragraph beside the checkmark again and create a question from it. Put it in terms YOU can clearly understand.
- On the front of one of the rolodex cards write the question.
Put the answer on the back.
- Repeat until you have 20 or 30 cards for a chapter from your text book.
- PUT THE BOOK AWAY and test yourself.
- Ask yourself the questions. Make two piles - the “i know it” pile and the “I don’t know it” pile. You must know the answer immediately for it to go into the 'I know it' pile.
Keep doing this until all the cards are in the "I know it" pile.
DO NOT TELL YOUR FRIENDS
Or word will get out and you won’t look like a genius.