To imply that someone’s mental issues could be resolved if only they did more yoga, or breathed more deeply, or ate better is insulting. Of course they’ve tried that – it didn’t work.
You subscribe to the millennial success standard, which is the “one in a million success story.”
It’s just as brave to acknowledge that this path you are walking isn’t for you, that you just don’t want to because it doesn’t feel right.
Those who move through each day with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.
“I’m great! Can’t complain. Kind of hard for me to ever have a bad day.”
It teaches effective conflict resolution.
isn’t it funny that no matter how much you’ve hurt and how often it had cut you like a knife, you were still crying your heart out? As if it was the first time you let someone go, or the first time you felt like there’s no tomorrow.
Watts observes that people drown themselves in the sea of attachments and expectations, and forget that life is most precious in its present form.
I will help you find the pieces. I hope that we will help each other find our pieces. I hope that we are still all we have. I hope that we are it.
Affective empathy is also known as emotional empathy. It is the capacity to respond to another person’s emotional state.
We are friend zoned. We are bro zoned. We are family zoned. We are help zoned. We’re rejected. We’re stood up. We’re ghosted. We’re used. And vice versa. We don’t love anymore.
Your self-image is polarized: you either think you’re the greatest person on Earth, or a worthless piece of garbage, with little in-between.
There is a difference between what we expect to feel, what we actually feel, what we express that we feel, and what we remember feeling after-the-fact.
We do not actually experience the multitude of emotions we think we do. In fact, we only have 6 – fear, anger, disgust, surprise, sadness, happiness.