A lot of people just want to be happy. I'm definitely one of those people. We all know that you can't always be happy, though. That's just a fact of life. So what are we supposed to do when life is pretty shitty and hopeless?
You can do a lot of things. Depending on whether you're an introvert or extrovert, there are different things that'll make you feel better. As an introvert, I like to get away from everyone and lay down and just think or cry or punch something. However, but I think this method would work whether you're an introvert or not. The method isn't getting away from everyone, though. The method is letting out your emotions. Everyone says to do that, but we don't actually believe them, but trust me, they're right. Don't hold it in, because the longer you hold it in, the longer you'll be miserable, because sure, you can distract yourself with drugs, alcohol, or fake smiles with friends and not feel the pain, but what the hell happens when you're all alone and left with your thoughts? You feel like crap all over again, and that's because you were too scared to face it before. So why not just let yourself feel it now so you can make some progress towards your pursuit of happiness?
Are you afraid of being happy? Deep down, a lot of us are, because if you're happy, that means you're vulnerable; you're vulnerable to the darkness that could snatch away you're light at any time of day, at any time of night, at any hour, any minute. That's not an irrational fear, but at the same time, is sort of is. Life isn't perfect. Life isn't always happy. But the suffering only lasts for as long as you let it. If you're going through a break-up, or fighting with your parents again because they don't understand, or feel just downright alone, you should know that even though people may have hurt you, they can only hurt you for as long as you let them. It's a big step: forgiveness. It's so easy to be angry at the world. And they probably deserve it, but you don't.
Everyone deserves to be happy. So ask yourself this: what's keeping you from being happy? Is it a relationship you're in? Is it your parents? Is it your friends? Is it yourself?
Someone once told me that you're biggest enemy is yourself. If you really think about it, it's true. It's all about the choices you make. I'm not saying you should totally blame yourself for the misery in your life, no, that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that if you really want to be happy, then do it. Pursue it. Because in the end, no matter what, no one can stop you. They can sure as hell try, but they won't succeed.
Find something true towards the pursuit of happiness.
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