By: Celine Takla
Countless times I’ve had to remind those close to me that the tragic events taking place do not mean the end of the world. Yes, tragedies happen, and yes, it’s good to express your emotions. In fact, do whatever it is you need to do to let out the emotions you’re experiencing, If the situation is so serious that you’re in need of medical therapy, then get it; but no, life does not stop there. Happiness is a state of mind, it’s a choice, it’s a decision.
However, the situation can not take over your life! I am all for distractions, even though many advise against it. When I say distractions, I am not talking about making yourself busy as a way to avoid the issues ahead, but make yourself busy and confront the issue little by little. Get going! Whatever it is, do it. Watch movies, learn an instrument, learn a language, work out, go out with friends, whatever it is, do it. Just don’t leave yourself crawled up in a ball of despair expecting that one day you’ll come out of it fine.
One of the main reasons that people become depressed after breakups, losing friends or other social issues is that we choose to play “victim”. And I’m not talking about being generally upset either, this is when we have passed the phase of expression. Instead of getting up and doing something about the issues that face us, we drown ourselves in self pity and victimization.
If you want to live a good life, free of troubles, you have to let your troubles go. If you’re not willing to get up and do something about the problems you’re facing, claim yourself, this is no longer your problem. Because eventually, we all have to get over things. We still have our futures ahead of us, so no, it really isn’t the end of the world.