This blog is such a mess, so I've decided that I don't mind posting random epiphanies as they come. Who knows...it might help someone out? Anyway -
I've always been taught to avoid problems, to take the safest route away from situations that I might come to regret. That seems like generally decent advice. Who wants regret, right?
However, I've recently realized that there are some problems that won't go away unless you confront them face-to-face, to truly understand why you're suffering to begin with. Perhaps it's just a personality quirk, but I answer most of my own questions mid-trauma. It becomes a 'why didn't I figure this out before' moment, rather than a 'I shouldn't have done that at all' regret.