Beyond the References
- Posted: Tue, 05 Feb 2013 03:57:38 +0000
- So, I'll admit right now - somewhere around the age of ten or twelve, I was no longer the most positive of people. I gave up. I threw in the towel. I just mentally said, "Forget it" and began to saw off all emotional ties in one way that I saw most effective: being stone cold silent and even more impassive, plus vacant in appearance. No more smiling. No more friends. No more anything. I was just fed up with everything.
My parent said that I should smile more - which I had immediately decided was useless advice. I'm not going to smile if I'm not happy; I'm not going to pretend that I'm happy or that I care about somebody when I could really care less. That's counterproductive. I'd be even more miserable, and in the process probably drag more people down with me.
So that made me think: how can you be happy, LD? What makes you happy? What makes you actually think about and see the bright side of life? If you could give a tip to someone on how to be positive and look on the bright side of things and life in general, what would you say?