Originally Posted by keezoy
May as well try to enjoy it. Don't become a slave to pessimism. Be an optimist. Hand out compliments whenever you can but only whinge and complain when you really are justified in doing so. Otherwise just get on with it. Make the best of your life. The alternative sucks.
I'm finding this harder as time goes by Keezy. I try my best to keep positive then I see what people write, I see people coming out with vile things, I see vile things happening, I hear vile things. I see and hear that no longer are we allowed to have our own mind, speak our own minds without being branded racist or other nasty things.
I see control happening and less and less freedom, I see civil war in the future happening. I see and hear we are no longer allowed to be our own person and we must conform.
I'm feeling more of a robot the longer I live. I'm told the way I think is wrong even though it's the way I have thought all my life. I am one of the most caring, loving, generous and kind people you might wish to meet yet still I'm told if I have an opinion other than the conformists that I am not a good person because of how my own brain thinks.
However, saying all that, I will continue to be the kind, caring, loving and generous person my Mother always taught me to be. I will not allow society today to change who I am, I am my own person.
I am becoming more and more sad, depressed and disillusioned with life the older I become.
On the other hand I still have positives in my life.
I'm in reasonable health
I have a roof over my head and food on my table
Have a husband and family who love me
Have enough money to take holidays (when coronavirus allows)
I have lots of good friends
I have my pets
I am a good upstanding honest citizen
I'm warm and affectionate
I have love and kindness in my heart
I could go on.
It seems there are so many negatives with life but normally the positives can outweigh the negs. I will try keep a positive head on but I'm seriously thinking to only way to get rid of the negatives is to leave social media, stop watching the news and ahould I stop talking to other people because even if you don't watch the news someone else tells you of ugly things that have happened LOL.
As much as I don't like to admit it I was a much happier and carefree person before social media. Is the answer for me to shut down my computer and turn off my TV? Stupid thing is, I'd find that really difficult! Crazy me eh.