not so very good bad day
December 14, 2016
yesterday, everything that could go wrong did. There are just days like that – it didn’t help that I couldn’t exercise the day before (it seems that’s how I deal with stress). I’m not a big fan of disability being used as inspiration porn – it’s merely a snapshot and we experience bad days too. Some times are like insurance write-offs – we should be allowed to feel grumpy occasionally (although knowing my personality, I’m surprised this doesn’t occur more often). We’ve just learnt to deal with the situation and put one foot in front of the other.
Some people use reality tv (and disability) to feel better about their own lives. Other people’s plight should be a source of empathy or compassion and don’t exist for others’ motivation (if it “inspires” you to be a better person than well and good but if it only stops you from whinging because you feel lucky or blessed then deeper reflection is needed).
Everyone likes to watch fails (myself included) – experiencing Schadenfreude is natural for humans. My own experiences leads me to believe that externalities as a source of joy can’t compensate for the “emptiness”(they can only make life more “bearable”).