# Life advice
Suggestions for common issues
One of my writing specialties is self-help, so I have spent a lot of time researching the answers to many questions that are commonly asked. Here are some of the answers that research has taught me.
My parents lack of attention made me a better person
I have the gift of sight, meaning I see people. Like really see them. It is not something I try to do. My ability to see was born of being made invisible. My parents loved me the best way they could, but they didn’t see me. My father was as inanimate as the furniture. Always there, but not. While we ate the kitchen table, he took his meals on a TV tray in the living room.