A friend of mine sent this video to me... link
I do get the feeling that there is something of a mandatory optimism in society. Have you ever experienced this? Have you ever had a situation where you have experienced legitimate hardship and someone has told you it's all in your head?
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I have this happen to me all the time. I don't try to complain, I deal with stuff the best I can. But the past few years have been rough.
I think whenever anyone is feeling down it's good to talk about it. Yet some people are just not supportive. I try to do what I can when someone has a problem and wants to vent. I try to be there to listen.
I'll admit I'm not perfect, I am busy too and have my own stuff to do, but I do at least try when I sense someone is having a rough time.
But I hear you, I am someone who feels better when I can talk to people about my concerns and problems. However, I find very few people are actually willing to listen. Sure when they are the ones having the problem everyone is supposed to care. But dare I say I am having a rough time. Apparently I am not allowed, because there are people who are suffering much more in the world.
People always throw out why their lives are harder than mine and how I am just whining. Even if it's something very real and very rough to go through.
I think the problem is that people are just more removed from their emotions and from empathy for others now a days. Back in my parents and grandparents time, people would bond together. Whole communities would try to do what they could. Now everyone is much more self-absorbed and more concerned with their own lives than others.