Humor is a large part of my life. I haven't had the sexual abuse that plague some users. Also the physical and mental abuse I suffered from a father who cared more for his drugs than his family is mild compared to many.
However these facts being as they are, I've had to come to terms with a few things. Violence was a warm sweater I wore for many years. I used it to keep me from the cold chill of sorrow. It ruled my life for many years until I was able to tap into my true feelings and allow myself to experience sorrow. Since I've traded my anger for sorrow I've had to find other outlets.
I posted about loosing a friend recently. This is affecting me more than I would like to admit.
I try my best to foster quality friendships that allow a constant and mutual support structure. I do not count someone a friend lightly and by the time I develop a mature friendship I have a significant emotional investment.
I also place a high value on humor and try to find the funny side of things and appeal to folks in my own quirky manner. see a few of my introductory posts for an example If you've ever wondered why I post random cartoons, it is just a further attempt to share the best medicine with you.