You realize that someone close to you has no respect for you. They have a complete mis-impression of your career, capped with a certainty that you have never worked and are not "good" with money. You are horrified, not only because these allegations are simply false. But by the fact that it is your own failure to have communicated your successes, your steady and energetic work. Thus, it is not your detractor's fault that she believes completely false things, but yours, for having failed to share the details of your life with those around you. And now it is too late. It is too complicated. There is water under the bridge. Huge.
How often is it too late? When is "starting" just completely over?
- Did Socrates say "Know Thyself", or was he misunderstood, as all are. Show Thyself is all we can do. The knowing is unknowable. I am filled with joy. It can't be helped.
Became a Farmer, Builder, Musician, Tank Commander, Librarian, Lawyer and Minister. I have failed at many things. And now retired. Filled, just filled, with Joy.