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January 19th, 2011


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05:46 pm - Hmph
Quite a lot of annoyances, today. Mostly involving work-type stuff, the job hunt, and government agencies. What a lot of rot.

And naturally it was today that I started my period. Heh.

Thought for the day: Isn't it odd how easy it is for us to be afraid to be happy?
Current Mood: blahblah

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From:kerravonsen
Date:January 20th, 2011 05:39 am (UTC)
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Afraid to be happy? I don't see that. Unless it's related to the idea that Seriousness is a virtue.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 20th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
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Maybe it's different personality types or something, but I've seen--sometimes in myself, and sometimes in others--a propensity to cling to unhappiness, to hurts and misunderstandings, to "nothing can be done/nothing will be done/nothing is being done." And not depression, but a... clinging to the status quo?

I expect it's not fear of happiness as such, but fear that happiness, once embraced, can be taken away. Can be, in that sense, a weakness?
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From:kerravonsen
Date:January 20th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
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Hmmm. If it were me, it would be depression.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 20th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps, then, we have different definitions of depression. For me, there appears to be a difference between something one literally *can't* get out of (because of situation or brain chemistry or what have you--whether you're stuck or are processing through it), and something that you choose to remain in.

But maybe I consider my free will to be more powerful than most people would, in these days of pervasive psychology. :)

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