It is a real problem for some people, and I'm not belittling it in the least. But I bring this up for a real reason: we can sit in the comfort of our living room and ponder how others can live in a house that is filled with junk and, truly, garbage. Without realizing, of course, that oftimes WE live in a house surrounded by garbage.
*Do you remember every slight every given you, and forget all the people who have been affirming to you?
*Do you lay awake at night and focus on the ugly look someone gave you in line at Allen's IGA, rather than focus on the guy who helped you carry your groceries out to the car?
*Have you kept the one paper you got a "D" on, and thrown away all the "A"s and "B"s?
* Can you not get past your past, and continue to drag it around to every conversation, every opportunity, every new friend?
Then YOU, my friend, live in a house with garbage in it. Quit hoarding! Take from each bad experience what is essential for your growth, then toss the rest away. There is no room for a real life if you keep all the past hoarded up.