Feel Good About Yourself simple ways to feel good Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves no matter how bad things seem to be. Always look at it, things could always be a lot worse. For some, they tend to disagree. All I can say is that I hope things get better for you. I think that the way we look at life depends on many things that happened in your childhood or even your teenage years. The first years of developing the way you see things or even act have a lot to do with these very first engagements when you are young. Some are very fortunate to have a loving and understanding family to help them in the first steps of life. Many take that for granted because they know nothing else. Times have changed so quickly most do not take the time to see everything around them. Everything just moves so fast. Then there are those of us who have it all and think we deserve it all. There are a few who have a very volatile life due to others. Then again we all deserve to actually feel good about ourselves no matter what the circumstances may be. Things could be better and it is up to us to make them better for ourselves and those surrounding us. For me, I grew up in the sixties when things were so turbulent that many could not understand why people wherein such an uproar! The times seemed like people were fighting among themselves. Errum the war, civil rights, and a corrupt government were just a few of the issues going on. Times are a-changing as the song goes, though no one realized how quickly it was changing. Cities were ablaze all over the country due to the civil rights movement. Growing up in the south I saw so much hate. Yet I had many friends of all sorts. I remember going to a concert one weekend and seeing a policeman on just about every corner wearing riot gear. Come to find out it was because Martin Luther King was in jail for entering a swimming pool. I thought what the hell!!! Watching the news at night got to be very depressing. Seemed like nothing but bad news no matter where you turned. My parents were divorcing each other at a time when people just did not do that. it was something people just didn’t do at that time. I was so embarrassed I hated to go to school and face people. I tried everything I could to get out of it. It actually worked for some time. I had a real hard time feeling good about myself, though I hid it really well. I would grasp at my friend’s life just so I could seem like I had a normal life. Trust me it didn’t work. My father ended up getting custody of us children, which was unheard of back in those days. My father was the third man to get custody of his kids in our state’s history. The poor man was beaten down in many ways. This led to many problems in our family. So I had a real hard time feeling good about myself in many ways. Started self-medicating at a very young age. Which caused me to grow up much quicker than I should have. Do yourself a great favor and always feel good about yourself!!! I wasn’t going to let that get me down so I thought!