What is it humans do? We are like other animals: we want to eat, love, and explore. We explore new environments and ways to eat and love more. We explore ways of interacting with each other. From gestures to speech to writing to phones to Facebook, we communicate and connect. We find new ways to creating delicious foods. Humans never stop the relentless struggle to understand the universe.
It’s really easy to get locked into the idea that you are unique, that your emotions are special. But your battles don’t have to be faced alone, without help from people now or wisdom of the past. You aren’t alone.
I feel that understanding why you act in certain ways is more effective than repeating affirmations to yourself. An affirmation is something like “Every day in every way I am getting better and better.”
A large part of happiness is feeling like you’re making a positive different on the world. Maybe it’s not a huge, but just smiling and being nice does have an immediate impact.