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Why We Shouldn’t Worry About Making The Most Of A Bad Situation

We get what you’re going for and you take what is available. You try to do some of things you’re not that good at. I love doing yoga but I still feel great after I finish it. And if one day I’m in a shitty mood, I’ll just go home and read a book, or do something I enjoy: like working on my home garden.

We get what you’re going for and you take what is available. You try to do some of things you’re not that good at. I love doing yoga but I’m probably never going to be in a good mood, let alone make the most of a hot yoga class. And if one day I’m in a shitty mood, I feel awesome in contrast to my usual, miserable state. And this is one of those situations where you’re actually doing the more convenient thing to do, so I’m really glad that you don’t force your situation onto me, and have the humility to say something like this, because it does more harm than good.

When you say things like this, you’re just showing off your awesome attitude. You’re showing off your coolness, your coolness on a certain level, like just showing off. It’s like, “yeah, I can do that, that will work, I’ll just give it a try.” This is a waste of time. If you don’t have at least some basic empathy for others around you, just because they’re not physically present, well.. 

Sometimes I think I have a terrible grasp on this stuff.. It’s like, “hey, let’s do this for a while, see how it feels,” or “let’s work on moving up to the next tier” or maybe “let’s just work on building self-esteem and then try to improve our self-esteem and improve our life with that.” And then a couple of weeks later when I’ve been to class four times, I’m like, “I can’t believe I’ve been that bad, it’s really bad, I want to quit, I don’t understand how I can be that bad, I’m just that bad.” And the same thing has been going on at work, I might get really down when I’m having shitty days at work, but then the next day, I’m super happy and then I think that’s really awesome, my job has this kind of vibe to it. And I think about my job and what it does for me– I get to do good things at my job and things that make me better at my job, things that aren’t all about making money, the kind of things that make me want to do a better job, make the company better with it. And then on a day-to-day basis, when I’m having one of those crappy days, what am I thankful for?

It can make you think you can solve your own problems, or it really can cause you to think you can’t solve them and make you feel a bit of resentment. And that’s just kind of messed up, because most people’s problems don’t actually fit neatly into those easy boxes that we usually think of as problems. So, if you look at it the other way, for example, “do I really care about my own health or would it be more beneficial for my health to do yoga?” Well, you know, that’s kind of bullshit. Because if you get a little bit of practice at it, and just kind of figure out, “oh, that’s my body right now, why don’t I think about that? Why not see how that helps?” You might figure out that you can be a little bit better about your health because you’re exercising your mind more and it’s better for you physically as well.