Thursday, November 30, 2006

Life and a How-To

The one good thing about a bad experience is that you're sure you can handle a lot more in life. Congratulations, you're now officially a stronger person to take on the world and all its unpredictabilities. If you can only take away the bitterness from the experience. And keep your ego aside. If only.

I wonder sometimes if it is worth getting sad over anything at all. Does anything matter in the long run? You get sad, you get over it, you move on. And you're back to square one. Did anything beneficial happen in the interim period of melancholy? Um.. Let me see, your heart was under pressure, you probably were depressing company for your near and dear, got them depressed as well, and gained.. well.. zilch (barring some weight that overeating triggered by your feelings caused.)

But of course, this is far from easy. This kind of an atitude requires some sort of emotional detachment which means one of two things. Either you never get emotionally attached to anything, or you learn to detach on demand. Obviously, the first option is out of question because being human is almost synonymous with having emotions. And if you don't, you're not going to have much of a life anyway! Detach on demand is well, really beyond my scope, but I believe it can be attempted by a lot of ways in combination: looking at the bigger picture, putting the problem in the most optimum perspective, keeping yourself busy, countering it with new ways to make you feel better about life, and in some cases, fighting back with a smile on your face!


Ashvani said...

Well.. there is one good thing about "bad things" in life. Its like this.. suppose you start working on a project and you finish it without much hassles. Next, suppose its the same project but you face several difficulties in the way and finally u reach the destination. Now I bet, you'll enjoy the victory more in the case you face difficulties (bad things).

See.. it means tht you don't know whats happiness all abt. Its only when you have bad times, you come to know it.

Have bad time.. have fun..!!

sin said...

And also the bad things really let u appreciate the good things in life.I spend half my time being depressed about something or the other.... but this makes me value the other half..if i were happy all the time...i would lead a boring dull mechanical life without appreciating what one has!