This may sound strange, but it is myself. I grew up in a dysfunctional home, very old fashioned and strict. It was a little like being a slave or a prisoner. So I depended a lot on myself. I read, I thought, and I planned how my life would be different once I was an adult. Like a lot of people I ended up in my first marriage marrying someone just as punitive and abnormal as my parents. I raised children with him and was married a very long time. I again depended completely on myself during this time.
Now that I am mature, I have a new life and a new marriage. I also changed my religion and am Buddhist. I belive the ablity to be the Buddha is in all of us and life can be a wonderful and happy place if we transcend our suffering here on this planet.
at 10:36 AM on Jul. 5, 2010