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Could another person be happy with your life?
When people are in a bad head space and think their lives are miserable, saying that there's people in worse conditions and they should just be glad about what they have is shaming someone for their feelings. My post was not directed at you.
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"Being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy"
-Edgar A. Poe
(09-22-2018, 07:42 PM)DarkSelene Wrote: ^ thank you!
Those little starving kids might be glad that they still have their families and glad they weren't bought as slaves or prostitutes in other countries. The slave kids might be glad they're not being blown up in a war. There's always something much worse and there are always things to be glad about too... the thing that happens the most in this forum is people shaming others for having feelings, stop that shit.

I hadnt seen that bit. Shame? LIke who?
I've read some pet ople with strong opinions on here, but not really outright shaming.
I remember seeing this kid when I was working in the box office at the theaters. I wasn't sure what was wrong with him. He was some kind of paraplegic but was still able to move. I remember thinking "Damn! Thas fucked up." but somehow the kid seemed to be enjoying moving around and his parents didn't look like they pitied him. I thought about it some more and wondered "What must keep that boy going? Isn't he aware of his appearance and how sorry others might see him?" but it kind of gave me hope that if he can live through that then I can go on with my life too. So you see, you can always gather something bright from whatever you see. The human soul is resilient and doesn't easily give up.
"From my mind to these pages
to another time and another reader's eyes,
it's amazing how I can speak to you
over time and distance.
That is the Beauty of Literature."

"The journey never ends"

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