Bigfoot was a common nickname for unusually large, aggressive grizzly bears who ate cattle, sheep and attacked people.
In 1958, a California tractor operator found a series of huge muddy footprints.
In 1976, naturalist Ivan T. Sanderson published a book where he used footprints, eyewitnesses, and bone samples as potential evidence of "sub-humans" living of five continents, including North America's Sasquatch and the Himalayas' Yeti.
In 1982, Sanderson's book was followed by the Patterson-Gimlin film. The film became a phenomenon.
Middle age is often seen as life's pivot point. A hill has been climbed and the view over the other side is unsettling. As Victor Hugo said: "forty is the old age of youth" and "fifty the youth of old age".
When I was in high school, I found out that my friends didn't like me. One of the girls in my "group" told me I wasn't invited to a birthday party because "everyone" thought I was annoying-which, to be honest, at 15 I probably was-and for months I was ostracized.
When we get rejected, our brains register an emotional chemical response so strong, it can physically hurt.
We go through almost the same stages as if we were grieving (self-blame, trying to win back our rejecter because we hate being disliked, and feeling like a failure). These feelings are healthy and normal, so long as you don’t end up dwelling on them.