Keeping Perspective

There’s a lot of horrible things going on in the world. The earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. The whole circus that is the US. Closer to home, the issue of Brexit.

It makes me sad, it makes me want to wail, weep and punch a wall.

A point of frustration is when you’re having a bad day and people go “oh but look at the problem happening in this place, you could have it much worse” and they smirk with a smug superiority which makes you want to throw your coffee in their face.

I digress.

Also I would never waste coffee, that’s just ridiculous.

It’s all about perspective. You can’t stop a wave or the earth shaking or it vomiting liquid death down a mountainside. You can protest and build a grass roots movement to change legislation and have a better world…ish.

You can’t change everything and you will lose battles and people will die from disasters.

Does that mean you can’t be upset or irritated that you’re broke three days after payday? That you stubbed your toe when getting into the shower. That you got woken up by the cats even when you wanted to sleep in and get some much needed rest?

It is important to pay attention to the bigger picture. However you also need to keep a distance and get on with living your life. What’s the point in being an armchair pundit and become consumed by an issue? You need to ask yourself, will this do me any good? Can I change this issue and make things better? Can I see the other point of view? (except Nazis, fuck those guys)

Can I actually do anything without damaging my physical or mental health?

If you can great, go volunteer, go start a movement. However keep in mind yourself, mind your own well being and don’t feel bad that you’re having a bad day. Everyone does and it’s important to recognise it’s not a competition. It’s not about feeling bad for feeling bad. You’re human so be human.

Now go do something positive for yourself today. Remember it’s important to simply keep perspective in life.


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