I guess that if I have a good attitude and learn to accept people's goodness towards me, then my life as I know it would change dramatically.
I have never really had what you would call a "good life". I mean, I was a child of abusive parents: I never heard them utter the all-important words that any child longs to hear: "I love you". I was always told that I was a "no-goodnik", that I was doomed for utter failure and despair.
I learned that no matter what I did, I could never please my mom and dad. I think they expected way too much from me, and it turned me into a bitter-minded, nasty person with a sour outlook on the world.
It was my professor in college that opened the door of hope for me. She knew that I was going through things, and, because of it, my academic work suffered horribly. I was on the verge of becoming a college dropout: college really meant nothing to me. I didn't know what I was going to do with my life.
Professor Edelsehnn took me underneath her wing. She said that if I put more effort into trying to bring my grades up, she would see about helping me get a loan, so I could finish my schooling. While I had my doubts at first, I eventually took her words to heart, and soon, I found myself studying like I had never studied before. If I ever had a problem, she would take time out of her already-busy day to help me work through it until I got it right.
Soon, what I was taking in college became easier and easier. I was now enjoying my classes, and I started forming new friendships. For the first time in my life, I actually felt accepted. Loved. Respected.
And it felt good!
I was soon craving the special attention Professor Edelsehnn was pouring on me. I likened it to good medicine. I felt if I didn't have it, I would waste away, shrivel to nothing. All the years my parents beat me down had taken a toll on my emotional well being, and I was determined to rise above it. I wanted to prove to others that I could do well in my schooling. It obviously worked because last year, I graduated with a 4.0 grade average. I was class salulatorian: I was the second-best in my class in college!
I was now being serenaded by all sorts of businesses who wanted to put my talents for writing and dealing with people to the forefront. I was getting job offers left and right. I eventually snagged a book deal with a reputable publisher, and I am now currently writing my life story, which will (hopefully) be released next year.
Not bad for a potential college dropout who was told by his parents that he'd "never amount to anything"!