Mike Walsh is a writer and actor who originally hails from Boston. He currently lives in New York City where he mostly sends and receives snapchats of dogs whom he one day hopes to make friends with. Find him on Instagram and Twitter @mikerowavables.
We love to talk about how we are not exactly where we want to be now.
But we forget that our 15 year old selves would probably be amazed at the things we have accomplished. We have to be better about reminding ourselves that at 15, we never could have imagined the cool things we've done in our 20s.
Are we human because we feel pain? Or do we feel pain because we are human?
Believe it or not, human beings can deal with a massive amount of pain. And if you work a job where you're constantly being asked to put yourself in situations that will cause you minor amounts of pain daily, your pain threshold goes up. But sometimes it's just too overwhelming--those stories need to be shared as well.
You've earned your place in a school or a job that seems way out of your league. But now, you're there, and you are expected to pull your own weight. But you don't feel equipped to do so---how do you manage?
The ER draws a lot of visitors. Sometimes...people who don't really need to be there.
Often, as the case is, kids get taken there by parents who demand attention. Maybe the kid does need to be there, and maybe they don't. But regardless, the parents definitely don't need to be talking to the doctors like this.
Regionally, people obsess differently; the Northeast loves their baseball and hockey teams; the midwest and south are all about that football; and then the west coast is all about those outdoor sports.
So people follow what their families follow and sink their lives into these teams. When there's an upset, it's taken personally.