We all have different beliefs and values. In the greater sense, mine are simple. I belief that we all have a right to be our genuine selves. We have to do it in ways that do not cause harm to others or ourselves. Sometimes that means leaving negative people, places, or things in our past. Yes, the world sometimes sucks. That is an absolute truth. It is also our backdrop for life and we cannot escape it entirely. I believe that knowing when to take a breath and pause, and when to take a breath and act is a skill we refine all our life. No one does anything for no reason. We may not understand or agree with the reason but it helps to know why we and others are making the choices and have the attitudes and ideas that we do.