There is bad news everywhere

There is bad news everywhere.

Rarely do people look for good news, strangely.

I wonder how early humans coped without news, particularly bad news 24/7. Perhaps they simply enjoyed their lives and did not feel the need for drama.

Also, I have never been able in my life to change any news, including the bad. Accepting what is and realising it has already happened enables us to be at peace, even if we are not necessarily happy. Our dealing with situations is much better too when we do not label things good or bad, we accept them and deal with the situation.

Bad news will always be there if that’s what you need.

Everything is good

I saw this on a bag today and it made me think about when people say that ‘everything is great’.

Firstly, it never is, and why people want to say that is the fear of being seen as a failure or they feel they have to fit in. We don’t have to fit in.

Perhaps the happiness guru has memed them into believing we should always be ‘great’, ‘amazing’ or ‘awesome’ or in fact, all three of them and skipping as we say it.

Second, and most important, if everything is great where is the struggle we need to become even better? What is the point of carrying on if everything is going amazing all the time?

We need the shit and the struggle to give our lives purpose and meaning. Of course, not all the time. But if it’s always good, then there is no balance, no bad. So it’s not good or bad, just nothing.