This sure was dusty. It's old! Couldn't remember it by title name.
Glad you like it. It is not a personal incident, though I can remember feelings of rejection and not being wanted or included or (?) at some point of time...by those I loved and needed...tho. I was taught from early childhood to need nothing and took me years in adult life and hard work and 100's of books to realize it is okay to 'need' and learned then, to separate out need from want....
Anyway, I didn't understand your reply, not quite sure what you were talking about, but am glad you found this of some benefit...
hugs and love, Pat
How nice to hear from you. Been awhile. Yes, ~Pathetic Neediness~ a self-loathing of sorts, sometimes...
WEAK WEAK WEAK...Yes, but it is okay to feel weak and recognize what that entails. To Need is okay to a degree. Whether others are ~willing~ or ~able~ to respond to that need is another matter.
The worse folly in childhood was the 'spoof' of how strong I was...that is an unfair label to put on anyone....
especially those in formative years...
Courageous and brave is okay, but NOT strong!
Re: Pathetic Neediness - As adults our best bet is to build a circle of true friends who can and will love us back when we need to be loved. Cut out of that circle those who would bring us down with their contempt. The best way to get friends is to be one....
Thanks to you both for responding.
..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..