How To Recover
The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you are going to lose, because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins. In order for somebody to win an important, major fight one hundred years hence, a lot of other people have got to be willing - for the sheer fun and joy of it - to go right ahead and fight, knowing you're going to lose. You mustn't feel like a martyr. You've got to enjoy it.
I. F. Stone [noted at The Invisible Sun]
This may be a life-long battle for me.
The difference is hope.
It may never go away. I might always have to fight, to cajole, to convince. I might have a monster living under my bed for the rest of my life.
But I am never, never giving up. I never want to go back to what it was. That is the most imporant thing in my life right now.
[noted on We Were Meant For Something More in this post]