In these confusing times, it is hard to know what will happen next. The president of the United States has been impeached. A hurricane struck the southern states and caused severe flooding, damaging houses and infrastructure. And now we’re hearing about a possible terrorist attack in New York City. These are just some of the things that have happened over this past year, making life difficult for people around the world who can’t predict what’s coming next. However, there are ways to cope with these changing times: understanding how they affect you and taking steps to protect yourself from them. That’s why we’ve created this blog post! In it, you’ll find tips on how to keep your head up when everything feels crazy around you.
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I’ve been writing this blog post for a while now, but I’m not sure if it’s finished. It feels kind of empty still- like there are pieces missing or something is just off about the structure and flow. But then again, maybe that’s what people want to read these days? To be bored by content? Maybe all my years teaching English have made me overly critical when reading things written for entertainment purposes only.
The funny thing is, as soon as I started doubting myself and thinking “maybe this isn’t good enough” someone posted on Facebook in response to one of my posts with some really nice comments about how they found some solace in my writing. It was completely unintentional, but I think it really does sum up these crazy times we are living in- when you feel like the world is on fire and everything feels utterly hopeless, there’s always someone out there that can make you smile for a minute or two by saying something nice. To me that says more than anything else how important love and kindness has become at this time of year- as well – to remind us all what matters most: being kinder to one another.
- Anyway, here goes nothing…
- This blog post will be about understanding the confusion of these times; these confusing yet potentially enlightening times if we choose to see them differently. And while words seem futile against the power of what’s happening in the world, I am going to try my best.
- these are confusing times
- it is really difficult for everyone right now: confusion and fear on all sides
As well – people may be feeling hopeless or helpless which makes them want to lash out at others (anger) but there might also be feelings of desperation, sadness, frustration…and this can lead someone else into a sense that they need more control than usual over their environment/their life; some form of “fixing” things within themselves by doing something external (saying cruel words). This will only make matters worse. I think we have an opportunity here to understand why these emotions arise so strongly these days when they are not usually as intense or present in a person. these are confusing times and it can feel like the world is ending, but we need to remember that this is just an unusual feeling: something different because of all the violence in the world right now which makes us want to push away from others (fear) and also those who have been hurt by other people’s actions might be lashing out at themselves too – there can be feelings of powerlessness, hopelessness, helplessness; anger directed inwardly will only make matters worse
These are confusing times but we have each other and that’s all we need to get through them.
I think what many people don’t realise about these emotions is that they aren’t really “new” sensations/feelings: fear has always existed since humans evolved into social beings living in close proximity to one another and anger has been present in all cultures this doesn’t mean people should ignore their emotions or pretend they’re fine when deep down inside they feel anything from despair to rage – instead what I would recommend is asking those who care about you how best you can support them right now while also taking some time out for yourself. There isn’t an easy answer other than being open with others about your own fears/concerns and trying not to judge anyone else too harshly for feeling what they feel
These feelings are manifestations of the underlying human condition: we long for justice (but it’s not going to happen), stability, a sense that things will get better but they probably won’t because life is so much more complicated than you might realise. This doesn’t mean people should ignore their emotions or pretend they’re fine when deep down inside they feel anything from despair to rage – instead what I would recommend is asking those who care about you how best you can support them right now while also taking some time out for yourself. There isn’t an easy answer other than being open with others about your own fears