Tuesday, April 12, 2005

y este hopelessness?

what's up with this hopelessness issue? lately i've heard quite a few people complaining about how life is gray and hopeless and not smile producing and monotonous and limited and other things.

yes, life is hard. yes, problems come and go. yes, it's kind of tricky and easy to fall into routine. yes, we sometimes get sucked into a void kind of feeling and miss the grander view of things- sometimes even missing the point of it all.

BUT please know we don't have to remain that way! we don't have to leave ourselves stuck in the mud. we don't have to settle for a shitty view of things. we don't have to choose depression and mental prison. but if you trip, who says you have to stay on the floor for the rest of your life? we've all fallen millions of times, and we've all gotten up.

we can always do it one more time.

there are ways- MANY ways- to get out of that. PLEASE be creative about your life and how you can help yourself. please at least consider the idea of not stupidly accepting such a negative and false view of how you can live. inside yourself YOU decide how things look, and how you see them. we're talking about YOUR life, not about however other million people on the planet.

please be there... for you.

8 comments:

Gabs said...

Things happen and people get down. But I think one of the most dangerous parts of it, is that if you get yourself used to reacting that way every time something goes wrong...then "being down" inevitably becomes who you are, how you feel MOST of the time, how others see you. Life is full of endless possibilities for good...every single day, even if we can't see them today. I think at the end you need to laugh anything off, and take care of you, as you say, be there for you...

Chelle said...

yeah, that's the problem, then people falsely believe that's how life is and it's definitely not. we can break free and, yes, get to laugh at things. we can practice getting better at this.

annush said...

you know, i get sad and bummed and frustrated but I look for the lesson and keep on moving. YOu have to have a sense of humor about things or you'll go nuts.

Chelle said...

Al masso... where's the joy in remaining sad?

Edwin R. said...

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Chelle said...

hahaha, good for you!

Ceci said...

I think you are right, but I also believe that people will deal with their downs in different ways. For some it takes longer to get back up on their feet. I have a perfect example next to me on a daily basis. Not everyone is the same when things dont go as they had wished. They may be down for some time and show it, but it doesnt mean they are closed to seeing their is a new path open for them or let the oportunities go by them unrecognized.

Chelle said...

yes, i agree. we are not taught about how to handle when things don't go our ways. we are only taught automated responses of smiles when it goes ur way and tears or frowns when it doesn't.

it's great to recognize this and make a conscious effort to make it better, and finding our own better ways to deal.