Depression deceives people into believing that their worst thoughts are rational.
Is it possible that one of the reasons why you don’t feel as good as you could is because you’re focusing on all the things you don’t like in the world? And perhaps many of the people you’re close to and nearly all the new people in your life that you’ve bonded with are also focused on those things?
Perhaps if you focused more on the things you love and bonded with others who also love those things — even if you don’t share everything in common — you might feel better.
Because there’s still a lot to love and appreciate in the world and it’s easy to miss when you’re preoccupied with everything you don’t like. Maybe if we focused more on finding common things to appreciate it would lead to more respect & positive discourse in areas of our lives where we don’t always agree.
Just because someone doesn’t share your views doesn’t make them a bad person.
If the current state of the world makes you angry, upset, fearful, or depressed, you are not alone. There are legitimately scary things happening. And while you may feel overwhelmed and like there’s nothing that you as an individual can do, understand that how you carry on makes a difference. Refuse to let others or the state of the world turn you into someone you don’t want to be.
If you are unreasonably disturbed by simple things that could easily be ignored, this is likely a sign of much larger issues in your life than those you are choosing to get upset about.
It is far more positive & productive to focus on fixing the real source of one’s problems than it is to punish others as if they were the issue.
Often, the desire for instant gratification makes us blind to the long-term impact that our purchases can make. A few days of elation can quickly be replaced by the reality of the impact that what we bought will have on our lives.
Nearly every possession we acquire comes with strings attached. Flashy new cars are often accompanied by years of loan payments. And anything that requires a collar comes with an invisible leash between owner and animal. And with the exception of the digital products we purchase, everything we buy requires spaces in which to store it.