My life has basically been a series of failures.I have great analytical skills and can be quite charming, to the extent that it often brings out the wrath of jealous supervisors and coworkers, fearful of being outshone. A manager told that he resented how much the CEO liked me, and that it was his personal goal to make my life miserable. He did. I quit. I have many stories, some similar to this, some a little different, but all with the common theme: Me against the World, persecuted for no good reason. But, of course, when you tell people your side they still just think that it was some problem of yours, and maybe it was. Whatever. Maybe I AM weak for not being willing or able to take abuse. Maybe what I could have learned is how to shut up and disengage. If you read this dark little paragraph, would you want to know more? Or is it just too dark to be compelling. If you wanted to keep reading, what would want to know more about? Please consider this an exercise in story development for us all to learn through (through which we all may learn ) .