Life Freaks Me Out: And Then I Deal with It by K. L. Hong

By K. L. Hong

Encouraged through the troubles of genuine childrens, this considerate memoir addresses the various turbulent, complicated, and exhilarating occasions kids face. vast questions equivalent to Who am I?, what is vital to me?, and What am I known as to do on the planet? are explored in candid autobiographical essays in addition to bits of knowledge garnered from kinfolk, old poets, renowned videos, coworkers, and a number of different assets. Sexuality, drug use, friendships, tension administration, and conceit are one of the vital adolescent subject matters that this own memoir addresses with heat, compassion, and wit.

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I’d been looking forward to a quiet arrival, alone, with just the sound of the birds and my memories, and here was a person just a few feet away that I couldn’t avoid. She sat up when she heard my car door close, and stood when I walked over. I saw that she was about my age and looked very sad. My attitude changed from annoyance to curiosity. ” I asked quietly. “My dad. He died in April,” just two months ago. “That’s his funeral service,” she continued, indicating the sound coming from the car.

Dad, who was highly sensitive like me, taught me the joys of reading and thinking and joking. My siblings helped me learn about being there for each other, about how to get along and how to make up again after a fight, and about how different people can wind up with really different views of the same event. I can see now, looking back, that many of the circumstances of my life have contributed to both my uniqueness and my commonalities with others. My growing up in the sixties and seventies—when young people were fighting for civil rights and against the war in Vietnam—made me take it for granted that teenagers could have important ideas and do important things, like vote and protest and try to change the world for the better.

I check to see where my muscles are tensed or relaxed, whether my body is hungry or thirsty or tired. And I take the answers into account as I figure out what the situation is, what my part in it is, and what I might want to do about it. • 41 • Mind and Body Rule #3: Try to Be a Good Animal No matter how intelligent we are, how skilled at making things and moving things around the globe, how complicated our thinking and our relationships, we remain human animals. Some might find that an irritating thought, as if I’m putting down humans.

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