I am at an age where a lot of friends and acquaintances come to complain about their lives.
I have been collecting some stories, while I run away from other recurring ones.
If you have a sob story, and you repeat it - the same fucking story - 900 fucking times, get the fuck out of my face.
Basically, the general unhappiness of people from my generation right now is coming from unfulfilled expectations. A lot of my peers I find, in this impromptu, unscientific study, are unhappy because they thought, erroneously, that:
1. Getting married will end their loneliness
2. Having a house, car, etc will calm them down from any sort of anxiety.
3. That their parents will approve of them, if they follow THE PLAN.
1. Loneliness is a state of mind.
It is not a medical affliction. It is emotional. It is not physical. The reason why people are lonely stems from a feeling of inadequacy, lacking, longing.
Most people try to fill this desire with more people or things. This doesn't really work. Loneliness can only be cured by accepting loneliness. Accepting yourself.
You can and should enjoy your own company. This is why, people who are not lonely, who are okay with themselves, generally have more friends, know more people and have more fun.
Think about it. How can other people enjoy your company, when you don't enjoy your own?
I spent most of my years alone. Kids at school never really understood what I was saying most of the time. I was off in my own world. I learned to amuse myself. Whatever.
2. Material possessions are nice.
But they don't really make you happy.
For example, take a sports car. You want a sports car, or you can insert anything here. A house, a supermodel wife, a toyboy husband, a Blackberry, 6,000 dollar shirts, status, positions within a company, blablabla. Anything you can ever desire.
Now, does owning a sports car directly makes you happy?
A sports car makes me happy because _______.
________ makes me happy because ________.
Let me simulate one.
A sports car makes me happy because I can travel in style.
Travelling in style makes me happy because people will look at me and admire me.
Having people look at me and admire me makes me happy because I am an attention-seeking whore.
Ah yes, ALL desires and wants for material things stems from one of our archetypes, one of our personalities - the attention-whore.
In some people, this is all they are. They do everything, so they can look good, or better than other people. These are complete attention-whores.
Now, I am not saying that being an attention-whore is good or bad. But if you're an attention-whore, you're an attention-whore.
3. No one can approve of you.
No one can, and no one will.
Our society, our species, is extremely self-centered. Most people are obsessed about how they look to other people, without having the time or energy to care about how other people look. Can you see the irony?
They only care about how other people look, IN RELATION TO, how they look.
Self-centered, ego-centric, insecure bitches - that's what we are.
So after accepting the fact that no one in the world can or will approve of you, actually eliminates a lot of worry.
Some sneaky fucktards will try to sneak in and try to convince you that their approval is worth it. No. Their approval means nothing, because they mean nothing. Not to you.
In each person's case, the most powerful person, is that person itself. Therefore the greatest, most powerful approval (or disapproval), is the one that the person can give to itself.
In conclusion, I am going to watch porn now.