“What is wrong with you?” they said.
I thought about this in my head, for over a year, I belted it about like a rug that was dead, I turned it over and upside down and couldn’t find just one answer, because there is everything wrong with me, but only one thing that’s right. Next time, please ask me instead…
“What is right with you?”
And I won’t be so overwhelmed, I might even be able to answer that question, and let’s face it, it’s a bit nicer and more positive…especially when you’re talking to someone who has struggles with finding anything that’s right with them.
The funny thing was….
that the people asking me that question made such a strange assumption, in the very asking of it, they were assuming I thought that everything was right with me, that I hadn’t considered for a moment what was wrong with me, whereas, that is all I had considered for the past 43 years.
I almost said to them….
Would you like an 8000 word essay on that? Or would you rather I tell you the the opposite. The one thing that is right with me?
The funny thing was…..
I knew that the one thing that I thought was right about me, was the one thing they thought was wrong about me.
So the weakness they perceived in me, was perceived by me, as my only strength.
our initial perceptions are not always right, completely correct or absolute… I think it’s safe to assume most people have a whole lot of suffering going on in their lives and the optimists are simply choosing the light