Posted by Frank Callaway on December 20, 2002
In Reply to: Be kind to yourself posted by R. Berg on December 19, 2002
: : : : Hello out there,
: : : : "Be kind to yourself." I'm guessing it has something to do with our make-up. Example: I didn't choose my parents or color or gender. No one asked me. So if I'm kind and not hard on myself, I won't make the choice of becomming homeless?
: : : : Bye for now,
: : : : Frank Callaway
: : : : Side Bar: How do I go about saying "Thank's" for the answers I received to queries?
: : : Without the apostrophe.
: : I'll take my thanks with or without an apostrophe.
: : A follow-up post is always nice. I just like feedback on whether the information has been received and fits the bill. Lots of folks post here and we never hear from them again.
: About the first question, "Be kind to yourself" could be advice about how to treat yourself even if you'd drawn all the winning tickets in life's lottery--the ideal parents and so on. People need kindness from themselves in any circumstances, whether they get it from others or not. And becoming homeless isn't usually a choice.
Then the advice, "Be kind to yourself" has not much of a history for the moment.
The last line about a person choosing to be come homeless, maybe some do. The homeless we see on the streets today, might have been the mountain men a couple of hundred years ago.
Bye for now,