@hybotics its ok if people don't like me but I like and forgive myself. I believe in a God who loves me more than I love Him (or myself) and who forgives me but holds me accountable for my actions and who chastises me; so why not forgive (self and others)?
@hybotics even my experience here on ADN follows similar pattern. I made mistakes, probably said or got into convos/threads/reposts/joked about things I wish I did not but learn and move on despite me feeling bad. (1/2)
@hybotics important event was meeting someone early (forget who it was) who told me to stop beating myself up over past foolishness over what I said or did. Showed there was little I could do about mistakes except learn from them and move on. Worked for me
@hybotics have you forgiven yourself? You're a diff person today (even considering you're worse off because of that wrong turn); keep in mind the young person no longer represents you now but not forgiving yourself is holding you back from what you can be.