posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 05:16 PM
Usually reading a book on my lunch break helps calm me down and put things into perspective. Really it seems to be all about keeping perspective.
Things can hurt emotionally but you can always get through them. It is the clinging and the holding onto things that makes it hurt. So if you are
hurt or confused or depressed it means that you cared and you really fell for it all, so you should be glad that you had genuine feelings.
I used to be very hard on myself for feeling emotional pain. I used to tell myself "there are others who have it worse than you." I now think I was
incorrect to look at it so dualistically, or strictly. I think it's important to seperate emotional problems with the practical problems. If a
person is sad he might just miss a friend, it doesn't mean he thinks his life is in the dump, but he could still be sad for good reason.
If things ever got really bad for me as far as sadness, I'd just live a very simple life. I wouldn't make a big deal out of it. I am sure at least
for men, the simplest happiness comes from what they have to go home to. A man can have the worst job in the world but if he has a great woman or a
great situation to go home to he is happy the whole time he does that job lol. But if you don't have that, like me, it's good to be aware of that, so
you know it's OK for you not to be the happiest man alive. It's OK and when it's OK that's a great feeling.
edit: I have to include thinking about the great people I have met in this life. Believe me I have met a lot not worth remembering but remember those
that just inspire you or make you smile, the good ones! I have to say that literal dreaming and dream recall has enriched my life a lot. Plus
reading, even though I will probably not make use of the knowledge I get from books, it is stimulating and healthy.
edit on 3-10-2011 by Novise
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