Hi :)I could have started this topic with "a friend of mine has a problem", but we're not kids, aren't we? :) It is about me and my problem (which, I think, is not so uncommon and deserves a thread…Continue
I found myself in a very similar situation to Betz, and that's how I dug out of it. Work hard, do the right thing, and above all be honest!
I've found that the honesty, and accepting responsibility go quite far in restoring…"
"I'm an attorney. I've screwed up major before. Honestly, the only way to get it back is to earn it back. Early in career, I ruined cases based upon my own incompetence, laziness, or inattentiveness. The only way I…"
"Thanks for the replies. :)
SteveSF, thanks for the praise, it does take some courage because writing this was quite uncomfortable. Also was resisting to the idea of deleting the whole topic :) I hope the whole discussion helps someone else to…"
"I don't know. But I'll make some comments.
Restoring integrity: how about steps 1-3 of the 12 steps? They're for anyone who has something he's powerless over
Restoring self-esteem: Depends on what you base…"
"Wow, well, first I think it's worth mentioning than most guys wouldn't have the balls to admit they fucked up, much less ask for advice.
Not to be harsh, but in a sense integrity and virginity are the same, once lost can not be regained.…"
"I don't mean to test your pride, but, what do you mean? You are a "proud" smoker?
I'll tell you what I see every day. Old guys, teens, x-gens, coming into where I work as a cashier, spending $8.00+ a pack on something that 1.…"
I find it interesting that you say I'm average. Most people have family friends that have some connections. I don't. Some have parents that went to college to be able to guide. My parents barely speak English. Others have traveled…"
I've just joined Manliness and don't see a group dedicated to cigar aficionados.Any cigar smokers out there? Let's share experiences, nice smokes, etc.Looking forward to hearing from all of you!See More