kylecycler wrote:May or may not be directly related to mental health but I found this on Twitter the other week:
9 Things to quit:
1. Trying to please everyone
2. Fearing change
3. Living in the past
5. Being afraid to be different
6. Beating yourself up over mistakes
7. Sacrificing your happiness for others
8. Thinking you're not good enough
9. Thinking you have no purpose
- Poppy Mathobela
Sounds a bit me-generstion.
I confess to fearing some likely impending changes just now. The changes in politics of Blighty over the last decade have me scared stiff already!
If "living in the past" is a fond rememberance of past times and events, that doesn't seem too crazed. Better than wishful thunking for some future utopia, the continued absence of which seems to be driving many mad.
Perhaps underthinking is rather more a danger to one's mental wellbeing than overthinking! Consider the various bigwig Tories, who have been severely underthinking and who are all quite mad. Consider the folk who vote for them!! They're full barmpot.
In a few years time, we'll all be afraid to be different, as this will mean the camp in The Falklands; or an uncompleted trip there in an aeroplane.
Happiness is rather over-rated and perhaps should be sacrificed regularly in a ritual fashion. How do you know you're happy if you're never unhappy? Other may or may not appreciate the gestures and rotes of the happiness sacrifcing procedure, as they see fit or are inclined to schadenfreude.
I have never been good enough but this has always been a fine motive for getting better and, eventually, at least competant (sometimes).
No one has a purpose except one they made up in order to please a bogeyman in the sky; or the orders of someone who wants you to sacrifice your happiness as a matter of duty to something they made up for you, such as "your country" (which it generally isn't, as an oligarch has the deeds).
Cugel, sane as a badger with a gas mask.