"Due to my history of depression and other issues, I joined a 12-step group called Emotions Anonymous. One of the things we read is called the "Just for Today"s. One of these says "Just for today, I will try to be happy, realizing that…"
"Well as fun as it would be to jump on the bandwagon and just make fun of you, I think I'll try some constructive advice. There comes a time when you realize that even no friends is better then bad friends. The whole point of this site is help…"
Since this could be a way of growing as a man, I thought this would be appropriate, but if you want to move it, be my guest...Here's the deal: Last Monday, while having lunch with a colleague, I met a waitress that knew my lunch partner very well. She said she was going to be working later in the week, and seemed to take an interest in me. Well, later that night I was talking to my best friend about it and he suggested that we go to the restaurant on Friday (tonight). I was up to that, and…See More
"Hey Marvin, First off, thanks for posting. Secondly, I'm right there with you. Low self-esteem since childhood, anger, paranoia, the list goes on. Last night, I had a text fight with my two closer friends, and all I could think of is how they…"
There are the "haves" and the "have nots" among us. You know who you are. If you've got your own Man Cave, then this is home sweet home for you. Join the rest of the men who've found true peace, in the AoM ManCave!See More
"For me it is simple, i slowly descent into madness, while trying to change it. I also try to spin it in a way that it is just another challenge. If i can manage to get things done in such bureaucratic mess, i will be able to move mountains.
"If you don't believe in the mission or the plan, the workable options are to change it, swim against it, or go elsewhere. Or, like some have said, you can simply suffer it ... though I don't find that a terribly palatable…"
"Commiserating tends to make things worse, not better. Probably better to avoid those people like the plague. Better yet if the place were functional enough to fire them. Too many businesses are held hostage by talented employees…"
"Sometimes learning the why something is done helps. Assuming the answer is not because we always did it this way.
Remembering to put it in its place, you are not the work you do.
Taking a walk when you are frazzled.
Switching topics for…"
"I would never do it as I personally consider it vain and therefore unmanly.
I would, in good nature, give a friend shit for it. Because that is what friends are for.
I would not however hold it against someones character.
But full disclosure.…"
"I try to keep in mind my place. As a contractor or as an employee, I try to remind myself that I'm a screwdriver in their drawer that they've paid for - and that they would really rather not even have to have the screwdriver. So my role…"