I was trying to think of things that I have done and have experienced that have sucked the life out of me...in a bad way, things that have eroded my soul, mainly to avoid these things in the future. These things are insidious because the work slow and you don't immediately realize how bad they are for you. These things have a way of slowly killing your soul... -Watching 8 hours of television a day during my youth. -Not fighting back to bullies. -Staying in the closet until I was well into my 20's and living in shame. Consequently distancing myself and not sharing my life with my family because of the shame and the other life I led. -Cruising ABS seeking love and affection. -Working in jobs that made me feel like I was wasting my life. -Staying in abusive or dead end relationships because I was afraid to be alone...again. -Trying to be someone else in order to make someone love you. -Drifting away from treasured friendship and the people who really know who you are.