I wasn’t around that much negativity growing up but then again, I wasn’t around much of a positive environment either. There were three words I never, ever heard when I was growing up and they were, “I love you.”
I can relate because I have a negative outlook on life. Nothing came easy.
BTW, I lived in Atlanta for twenty-five years on and off as I moved around and always returned home. I am now settled in London . . .possibly for good.