Hey Tam!<quoted text>
Questions asked. Questions answered.
Your response is voluntary. It was not elicited.
We both physically harmed people. He got a jailor. I got a Psychiatrist. A simple twist of fate.
I'm justfuckin with ya now :)
Anyway, we both did something that society deemed wrong and we were dealt with according to the laws of our state. He was an adult and I was not. We both got locked into our rooms at night.
I comprehend. It doesn't bother me. He's not a threat to me.
Of course it taught him something. You don't experience that without learning. I don't know what it taught him but I know that he learned something. There is no way around that as far as I know.
I don't. Skom and I have something in common. That's the extent of it. I understand what he's talking about when he mentions incarceration. Other than that, we are quite different. I'm fairly sure he's not an Asian lesbian atheist.
I can deal with that.
Been taking a break from Topix again. No specific reason, just have had other things I have been doing. But someone sent me a t-mail because they though I would appreciate this post you wrote. They were right and I just wanted to say thanks. I was never going to go and read the back-posts being a couple weeks behind so I am glad I didn't miss this.
I think most things in life are learning experiences if we let them be. Especially the more challenging times. And sometimes they simply allow us the time to engage in introspection. I certainly would have made the same choice to put myself in harm's way to defend a very good friend of mine who was injured and was about to become more injured. But when it happened, it wasn't that long after one of my best friends was killed and I wasn't exactly in a good place emotionally. While I definitely did not see it as an opportunity when I was sentenced, the time i spent there ended up being a blessing in disguise. I got to know myself a lot better. I got to do a lot of thinking about the things I placed value on and how superficial they were like drinking and sleeping around. It made me really think about what was important to me and in life in general. I reconnected with God when I had allowed the gap to grow wide. I got in the best shape physically and mentally that I had ever been in. I walked out of there a wiser person. Although it took me some time to fully appreciate that.
Anyway, I was kind of touched when I read your post. I hope everything has been good with you my friend. I am going to try to check in more often and hope you are around when I do