This post isn't exclusively about debt but more about life in general. It greatly annoys me when people have excuses for everything that doesn't go their way in life. I have written about it before in this blog but I had a very hard life up until the age where I was able to start making my own decisions. I am estranged from both my parents and one sibling. I am not able to go back to my hometown without hiding out because I get physically sick. It was very rough but I knew I could change my life around by working hard and making good choices in life. I did that and have succeeded.
I did it by not making excuses. I powered through the rough times by knowing that I could do it. I used all resources available to me.
It is said that after Anne Frank was captured by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp, she was so happy to be outside and hear the birds. That is more than looking at the glass half full. That is the optimism that I want to carry throughout my life.
ETA. I am in no way comparing myself to Anne Frank. I merely admire her and her optimism.