This update will be different. Maybe I have been working too much recently. I don’t know. It just feels like I haven’t given enough time to myself, and my thoughts are mixed up.
There is a saying that if something is too good to be true, it probably isn’t. Life is not perfect, but we still expect it to be that. And when expecting that, we can forget what we already have and how good our lives are.
Then, why are so many people feeling overwhelmed or unwell?
There are several different reasons for this, and there is not just one answer for explaining this. However, each case has a uniting factor: Everything that causes us to feel bad has happened in the past.
Before we can overcome this bad feeling, we must accept that the past is gone, and we can not change what is already happened. We should take the positive things from the past and try to learn from our mistakes. We all make mistakes, and we should not be afraid of mistakes. We should learn from mistakes and develop ourselves into better people.
It’s not an easy thing to do. I am not good at this either. I have learned to handle these things better this year after I learned to put things into perspective. Before that, I got easily caught up in irrelevant things. I wasn’t that positive, more like a pessimist. But, indeed, a pessimist is never disappointed.
Which changed my thinking?
The war in Ukraine changed me. I have a good friend there that I have known for ten years. Since the start of the war, we have talked almost every day. I admire him for being able to be so positive in the middle of all that horror. I helped him to the best of my ability by gathering information about Russian movements, especially at the beginning of the war when he was still living in Kharkiv with his family.
I remember like it was yesterday when Russia was about to start bombing Kharkiv, and I wrote to him that “It starts now, take your family to safety NOW”, and soon I got an answer from him, “Man, don’t worry, we just arrived at the Dnipro”. I was happy when they were safe, but unfortunately, there were others left behind. They weren’t so lucky.
This event opened my eyes. My problems were non-existent compared to the destroyed homes, dead friends, and the constant fear and uncertainty of tomorrow. I was wondering that if this guy can be so positive in the middle of all of this madness, then what the heck is wrong with me that I cant do the same here.
Happy midsummer to you all, and remember to enjoy life.
See you soon, thanks!
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