In the end, I’m going to discard what I said in Summarized Rant: Positivism, so I apologize in advance.
Here we go:
Having a positive attitude is seriously weird. There are so many people in your daily life and the internet telling you to be positive, to have a winner behavior, and act like such. Think positive no matter what’s happening in your home.
Honestly, I am not sure why anyone would do that if everything is crumbling down. Some people assume that having a certain mentality would affect thirds, objects, or situations that are completely out of your control. Even weirder that most of these people have a lot in common: most of them have a privileged life. Not all of them, of course, but there are many that were born without any problem and assume it’s just a matter of mentality.
Personally, I believe they cause more harm. Sometimes I even think they do not care about the words they preach.
“Just be positive” is just a subtle “Fuck you, I don’t care about your problems” or “Yeah, someone else has bigger problems.”
I don’t know what would be the best advice to come up with. I don’t feel like the best person to give someone else a bit of advice. I am just an ordinary person writing a blog, sharing thoughts on the issue without a single clue or a solution to a problem.
Unfortunately, I have seen a lot of people minimizing problems, even mental issues as dangerous as depression. Even today, it’s common to see someone ignoring mental health because “this person is probably sad.” Twitter is full of Social Justice Warriors, or people fighting illnesses with hashtags. We know hashtags will fix the world, right? RIGHT???
What is the advice you would give to somebody with inner pain? Being direct could be counterproductive as well. Even the best advice, like seeking professional help, could make the other feel weak. Some people believe that asking someone else for help is a weakness; this is not the truth. Society in general needs to pay more attention to mental health, but how? If the person does not talk about it because he, or she, is too afraid to be ignored or minimized, how could we lend a hand? A lot of teenagers and adults are good liars; they have the warmest of smiles.
Again, I don’t even know what to do or how to act against the issue. I don’t know the answer, but I wish that people today pay more attention to the issue in front of them and not the hashtags on Twitter and other social media.
Should I call this a rant? Should I just call it my thoughts? Just a post made after a long day. Be the judge.