There are so many forms of addiction. We’re creatures that are easily turned, be it something considered to be relatively “safe” like coffee, or (in my case) diet pop, or something more self-destructive such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, pornography, gambling and on and on and on. The common thread throughout is that it is, in fact, a disease.
Usually the best way for me to start feeling better about myself is to do something nice for somebody else. My friends are used to me periodically asking that they do something nice on my social media page, usually for some stranger.
Blacksmiths have been making high quality swords in a brutal and intense process of fire, water and beating.
a former student of mine (now social media friend) sent me a text message saying, “Thanks for sharing your story over the years, by the way. It’s taught me a lot about remaining humble and being thankful.”
The belief of others in yourself is not going to help you improve yourself if you don’t believe in yourself, and the belief of others can certainly help you find your self-confidence but is not what you need.
Whether people understand why it should be so or not, there is likely to be a dramatic increase in depression because of isolation. It’s important to remember that there are ways to mitigate this depression.
I wish I had not met this friend on campus, because then Megan would still be alive in my heart. It might only be one of ignorance, but in my world, she would still be alive, somewhere.