I’d like to believe that I am an optimistic person, but the reality is that I’m more pessimistic than most people think. Sometimes, morbid and depressing thoughts just enter my mind and instead of reacting with: Well it doesn’t have to be this way! or Look at the bright side! I just solemnly agree in silence.
What kind of thoughts are these? Well…
- The world will still move on without you. It doesn’t care if you are terminally ill or if someone hurts you and leaves you to rot. It will still shine sunlight onto sparkling waters and give you rainbows and make you see all this beauty even if you are dead and empty inside with no capabilities of truly appreciating how beautiful everything is around you.
- People who tell you, “Don’t worry about finding a partner – you’re young! Go have fun!” It doesn’t matter what age you are – sometimes you just don’t find that person. Age and time is not relevant. You can meet the love of your life when you are 65 years old or when you’re 10 years old. You can also never meet them, it happens.
- You are stuck with yourself for all of your days. If you don’t like yourself, it’s going to be a bad time.
- Half of the people who are happy with themselves are just people who have settled into a version of themselves that is not the best version. They are the people who have decided to be content with being mediocre, or at least they are the people who have accepted that they can’t be or have everything they want in life.
- A lot of people listen only so they can talk.
- There are people in the world who don’t know what music sounds like. Or what a sunset looks like.
- So many people start off kind and giving and then they get stepped on so much that they become huge jerks that just inflict pain on others because that is how they were treated. Kindness is then seen as stupidity.
- Time doesn’t heal wounds. It just makes you care less because it feels so far away from you. Conclusion: caring less means you hurt less. But by doing that, you are also feeling less and I don’t know which one is more sad.
- Time is irrelevant when it comes to finding someone right. There is no such thing as “it was the right person at the wrong time”. They were just not the right person.
- The notion that someone can be “too good”, and instead of trying to make ourselves be better, we make them worse. Or we just push them out of our lives because they make us feel inadequate about ourselves.
Sorry for dampening your spirits. Remember that potatoes can be cooked in like 200 different ways, so we have that going for us.