Ah, hindsight. Forgive the bitterness of my first post. I can only defend it by saying that all perceptions are valuable to growth.

The purpose of it was indeed to exorcize the demons of poverty which I still battle with. Whatever the sincerity of those old emotions, they and their expression helped me discover the true nature of my position in society and my standing with my self. My motto for this blog is true! Nothing is really serious, after all. There is pain and there is joy and neither needs to threaten the foundation of our nature.

Many people contributed to the original list. One person even contributed to my additions on this little, dark corner of the Internet. I hope the truth in these insights gives clarity and peace to those who reflect on them.