Yes, life sucks for everyone.
I’m a useless person: Leonard Kim’s answer to Is there such a thing as a useless person?
I wrote this when I wanted to die: Leonard Kim’s answer to What are some examples of heart-breaking suicide notes?
This is what caused me to get to that point: How I thoroughly screwed up my life.
This is what I failed at: Leonard Kim’s answer to How can I come to terms with the fact that so many people I know got into Harvard, when I’ve worked nonstop for my entire life to get there and didn’t make it?
We experience loss: Leonard Kim’s answer to What did you see as a child that affected your life?
We lose what we earn: Leonard Kim’s answer to How do people react to moving from a high to a low standard of living?
Sometimes more quickly than others: Leonard Kim’s answer to What does it feel like to lose a lot of money quickly?
Who knows, we might fall so far that we are not even be able to plug in a microwave to make food: Leonard Kim’s answer to Why are broke people always complaining?
Then we may come to realize that it is time to give up on a dream or goal.
Maybe it’s because we just come to realize that our life is pointless.
Especially after once having it all: Leonard Kim’s answer to Is happiness over-rated?
But other times, we are given chances to change all that: If I gave you a lifetime supply of happiness pills, would you take it?
Sometimes, more quickly than others Leonard Kim’s answer to Are you the same person as the one who started 2013 or has this year changed you in some way?
Then people may take notice and want to interview us. Leonard Kim’s answer to What is it like to do a Quoracast?
Maybe we’ll even be recognized by something like the LA Times. President Obama answers questions about Affordable Care Act on Quora
But most importantly, if we stop putting negativity in the universe: Leonard Kim’s answer to What have you quit that has turned your life around?
And start doing good deeds: Leonard Kim’s answer to Why is giving better than receiving?
Even if you’re all alone in life: Leonard Kim’s answer to How do I celebrate my birthday when I am all alone in my life?
Then start to put what we want out into the universe instead: Leonard Kim’s answer to What did you (or do you) look for in a prospective life partner?
And become the type of person who deserves it. Leonard Kim’s answer to I’ve met the perfect girl twice, and she hasn’t liked me back. When is this going to change?
Maybe we’ll end up finding it. Leonard Kim’s answer to Is being picky about food a bad thing?
Guess what, we can do this without goals too: Leonard Kim’s answer to What determines a good goal?
Sometimes, along the way, we may end up facing our vices: Leonard Kim’s answer to Why did you start smoking?
And somehow defeating our vices. Leonard Kim’s answer to How do you know when it’s time to quit smoking?
Then we will end up free to do anything we choose. Even something as unreal like writing a book: The Etiquette of Social Media – Leonard Kim
Or being invited as a VIP guest to special events: APEX: Icons of Inspiration by Leonard Kim on Uncouth EloquenceOr getting paid writing and consulting gigs to partnership opportunities.
Or even having an article featured in a huge publication such as The Huffington Post: What Are the Best Bargaining Techniques When Buying a Car From a Dealer?
But let me ask you a personal question.
How long is your life going to suck before you make the decision to start making moves in the right direction?
That decision can only truly be made by you.
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