(Original post: 2021/12/12)
“Negative emotions are a necessary component of emotional health. To deny that negativity is to perpetuate problems rather than solve them” — Mark Manson — The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck.
Bypassing our uncomfortable emotions for fear of repercussion, retribution, or rejection only strengthens and deepens the root of the problem. Tough times call for tough solutions. If it makes you uncomfortable to address your issues with someone who can help, ask yourself if that discomfort is better than sitting in stagnation as your problems remain unresolved — potentially worsening over time.
In order to change the world, it is imperative that we begin with changing ourselves first.