Peace: ‘I’m still learning about myself’
Instead, (Metta) World Peace sat recently in a room at Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA before 13 adults who suffer various mental health disorders. A half-hour later, he gathered with 23 kids with similar issues. World Peace provided them with a simple message: I’m facing the same problems you have.
“I’m still learning about myself,” he said. “This actually helps me in telling my story so I can continuously improve myself, stay mentally stronger and not let stuff bother me as much as it used to when I was younger. I still make mistakes.”
With that admission, World Peace then reflected on a dark past.
He relived the frustration of living poor in Queensbridge, N.Y. World Peace recounted an unstable home environment, considering that his dad was diagnosed as bipolar and his parents separated when he was 13. World Peace has received counseling for anger, marriage and parenting issues. He matter-of-factly said he has few friends because many of them, family members included, are either in jail or are dead.