Selfish concern

I don’t like labels, but this is the equivalent of toxic positivity, where we try to be positive while diminishing the experience of the one experiencing difficulties.

I once saw someone experiencing a breakdown at the side of the road.

Stuck in the middle of nowhere, oil running out of their engine, it was obvious that they suffered severe engine damage.

So I walked up to them, put my hand on their shoulder, and said, “Look on the bright side. At least you still have fuel in the tank.”

This didn’t really happen, but this is how some people approach mental health or give advice.

Uninformed good intentions are sweet when it comes to a six year old.

Adults need to be more responsible than that. There is a major difference between being optimistic, and deluding yourself with ‘positive vibes’.

If you don’t know the difference, you’ll be whispering wishes all your life without making any meaningful progress in improving it.

Your efforts must be aligned with your intended outcomes.

Just talking about living a great life never resulted in anyone actually having a great life until they put that talk into action.

Keep it real and own your life.

It always starts with you.

#hope #expectation #sincerity #selfworth #selfawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #lifecoaching #zaidismail #loveyourself #lifegoals #motivation #optimism #purpose #compassion

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