I had a brief yet poignant discussion with a coworker at the arts-and-crafts store I work at.
We agreed life itself is sacred and should be joyous but that the human element is what can make things miserable.
"You just have to expect there will be horrible days," he said. "Just realize that there'll be good ones too."
"But what happens if I'm having way too many bad days," I asked, "and almost no good ones?"
My coworker replied, "Then you have to look at yourself because something inside you needs to change."
It's not looking good, Astro Boy!
While I agree with his response, it left me frustrated with more questions.
What the fuck am I supposed to be changing?
He implied I should alter my perspective on things yet that doesn't change the circumstances. Isn't it more or less a temporary band-aid over a gaping wound? Simply masking the problems instead of getting rid of them?
When all is said and done, I still have to deal with the reality of things. And I'm SO TIRED of having too many bad days!