Thursday Thoughts.

Things can be both good and bad at the same time.

Dealing with the bad, in any way that you know how, does not mean that you don’t appreciate the good. Nor does it mean that you don’t recognize the good.

Problems are not a competition. Someone will always have it worse. That being said, just because someone has it worse, does not mean that your problems are invalid. Everyone’s problems are valid. If someone makes recognition of their problems, that does not mean they cannot see good. It just means that the weight of the world is a lot to carry some days.

Privilege is subjective. While I consider myself to be extremely privileged in some ways, there are some ways when I envy others. Whether it’s looks, health, economic status, family status, access, etc, etc, etc… there are plenty of reasons we’re all privileged. There are also reasons why we’re not. And that’s okay. I just want to live in a world where we can recognize our privilege, use it to help others, and have others recognize their own privileges and use them to help.

Looking after your mental health is the best thing you can do for yourself. If your head’s not right, everything else in your life will fall apart.

It’s okay to be sad.

It’s okay to feel like your life is falling apart. Sometimes it is, when you’re on the inside looking out. If other’s can’t see that, you don’t have to explain it to them. You can try, if you think they’ll understand. But, if they don’t, it’s not worth getting angry about. It’s hard for people to see life from someone else’s shoes.

If things aren’t okay, that’s okay.

If things are okay, I’m happy for you. I also hope that it stays that way.

I don’t know where I was going with this. That’s all, I guess.

18 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts.

  1. This is one of the absolute core things about mental health and recovery. It is so important both for people suffering and for people supporting to understand. This sort of self-shaming guilt is so common and so insidious and a barrier.

    Even if it mattered, you could never compare all aspects of one person’s life to another, they are unknowable. And so much of suffering is connected to the social context that you are in. Support or the lack of it makes all the difference.

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    1. When people try to compare themselves with someone else, or they try to compare to groups of people that can’t really be compared, it just does more harm then anything else.

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  2. Take care:) Yes, you are right. There are always ups and downs. That’s why our life is melodic. Just be sad when I need to, and be positive when I have to and not forgetting to celebrate when I can. Thanks for sharing❀

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  3. Thank you for sharing that. I feel you are very right. every one has the right to deal how they deal and feel how they feel. I am currently dropping people out my life because I started to speak up for myself. letting things be know when I feel disrespected and such.

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  4. I’ve really been in a funk lately. And I know that it’s okay to feel like that. But it helps when someone else says it’s okay to feel like that, too… So thanks for posting this.

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