New Beginnings is a real thing.
To those I have hurt, I am truly sorry. To those who have hurt me, I forgive you.
In hindsight, I've spent the last few months wallowing in self-pity over situations I could do nothing about. Some self-inflicted, some inflicted by others. Quite frankly, it's easy to sit here and be so damn disappointed in everyone (myself included!) and be pissed off with everything going on, but that doesn't solve anything.
Instead, I finally get to understand, "expect nothing and accept everything." Expect nothing from anyone or anything, and accept reality for what it is. You can't control other people or events, but you can manage your response to them. And if shit really hits the fan, control your breath and your focus. One foot in front of the other. Soldier on.
So that's it. No more being upset and letting crap live rent-free in my mind. To quote Thanos, reality is often disappointing. So what? Make a better reality!
Current Tony is pretty unhappy with Past Tony and the way he handled things. Current Tony is resolving to build a person that Future Tony would be proud of. That is all.