Well okay besides the part about dying, I mean being a figurative martyr not a literal martyr although I don’t think anybody knows what the word literally means anymore. It reminds me of the movie The Princess Bride when the guy keeps saying inconceivable and the other character is like I don’t think it means what you think it means. Back to martyrdom.
One of the things I always talk about in AA is how I like it when things are my fault. Because if everything is always somebody else’s fault then my life is screwed. There are like 8 billion people on earth there is no way I can control the Universe. But if what happens in my life is of my own doing then there is a light at the end of the tunnel because I can control me. I need to take responsibility for my life. For my situations. For my feelings. I may not be able to control what happens to me but I am responsible for how it affects me.
That’s all, short,sweet and to the point.