You have nothing to apologise for as you are living your own life as you can. It is for others around you who need to accept you for who you are. You pursue your life as you wish in accordance with your strengths and I wish you well in doing so.
“Derek, you need to be more positive! You walk around like you have a chip on your shoulder!”
I’ve been told this many times. However, I have never really understood what it means. Teachers used to say it when I appeared unhappy and that I wanted to be anywhere else but in school. Typically, I just shrug it off. I am not one to take cheap advice from people who don’t have any idea what it is like to live with Asperger’s, Depression and Anxiety. I Googled the term “chip on your shoulder” and the following Urban dictionary entry was one of the first results.
Chip on his shoulder commonly refers to someone who has a self-righteous feeling of inferiority or a grudge. An example would be someone always bringing up how they are or were disadvantaged in some way.”
Reading that definition brought back my memories to my sixth…
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