When Things Just Suck

Everyone knows that sometimes life sucks. When I’m depressed, or things aren’t going my way, or I’m lost with no answers or direction, people tend to tell me that life sucks. And it always pisses me off, because… like… like yeah, no shit life sucks sometimes. I already knew that. I’ve known that for a long time. You’re not revealing a deep message to me that’s going to help in any way.

All right, maybe I take those words a little too seriously. But it’s still weird that’s what people say. It’s not exactly the most sympathetic phrase, and it doesn’t help the situation either. It’s like, that’s all some people can come up with in response. To be fair, other people try to help. But I’m sure you’re familiar with the kind of help some people give. You know which kind. The unhelpful help.

That’s why sometimes you just need to hear someone acknowledge that you’re going through something. You don’t need them to help, you don’t need them to listen, you just need a moment of empathy. And as long as you’re not going around asking for pity, I think that’s a perfectly healthy desire.

So to everyone who’s trying to find a satisfying job, but can’t find one…

To everyone who’s struggling with money…

To everyone whose car just won’t stay fixed…

To everyone who’s currently fighting with a friend, a group of friends, family members, a girlfriend, or a boyfriend…

To everyone who hates their job, their coworkers, and their clientele…

To everyone with kids that are driving you fucking crazy…

To everyone in a relationship that’s not working out…

To everyone that’s not in a relationship and can’t get something to work out…

To everyone who recently had someone close to them die, unexpectedly or otherwise…

To everyone with a “to worry” list that keeps growing…

To everyone trying to find a place to fit into…

To everyone saying goodbye to friends after graduation, wishing they could stick around…

To everyone saying goodbye to someone that’s moving far away…

To everyone trying to create something magnificent, but never getting to where they want to be…

To everyone struggling with anxiety…

To everyone struggling with depression…

To everyone that lies awake each night, wondering what the point of anything is…

To everyone who has a problem with their age, or their body, or their face, or any other thing involving self-esteem…

To everyone that’s jealous of someone else that has something that you wish you had…

To everyone that wants to stay in bed each morning because they’re afraid to face the day, or simply sees no point in it…

To everyone afraid to go to sleep at night and be alone with their thoughts…

To everyone afraid to go to sleep at night and be alone…

And to everyone else going through something completely different…

 

… I’m sorry you’re going through that. And I really hope things turn around for you. Keep going.

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