Posted by pinkeye on January 30, 2005, at 15:55:33
I was just pondering over something, and just thinking aloud - that many of us get into problems and desperation in life mainly because a lot of us try to live a perfect life and want to have a perfect everything - perfect parents, career, love, affection from others around us, appearance etc.
Maybe if we give up on the idea of having a good/great/perfect life and are willing to settle with a meaningful one - where we just block the biggest leaks in life, and know that is more than we can ask for - a lot of us would be happier and get out of the depression? Any thoughts? I find myself repeatedly sinking into depression only when I find that I should have something in life which I don't have. But then I realize that most of the people around me don't have it either and go on to have a perfectly normal and happy lives. I am trying to look at that and see if I can be like that also. Maybe it is the attitude that matters a whole bunch.