A trend in the wrong direction. Mental resilience seems to become a necessity more and more in today’s fast-paced society, while we don’t learn this at school.
With influences from all sides, all day long, a conscious life becomes a necessity. Mental hygiene a requirement.
Otherwise, we become anxious, and/or flee into “quick fixes” such as binge watching, junk food, alcohol, drugs, gambling, p0rn, seeking recognition in: social media/ status symbols/ dating apps, etc., creating a destructive pattern for ourselves. An escape from our feelings in real life. A temporary filling of the void.
But it is an illusion: one void filled by another, which makes us feel even emptier afterwards.
Can we actually still feel?
Difficult when we are on our phone all day. Yet therein lies the key. Embrace and acknowledge the gloomy feelings. Don’t run from it, but don’t linger and engulf in it either. But be honest with yourself and deliberately break the pattern.
Then the road to the top has already been started.