Suffering through your fears and anxieties is what allows you to build courage and perseverance.
Now here’s the problem: Our society today, through the wonders of consumer culture and hey-look-my-life-is-cooler-than-yours social media, has bred a whole generation of people who believe that having these negative experiences- anxiety, fear, guilt, etc. - is totally not okay.....Meanwhile...you can’t help but think your life sucks even more than you thought. The Feedback Loop from Hell has become a borderline epidemic, making many of us overly stressed, overly neurotic, and overly self-loathing.
Because happiness requires struggle. It grows from problems. Joy doesn’t just sprout out of the ground like daisies and rainbows. Real, serious, lifelong fulfillment and meaning have to be earned through the choosing and managing of our struggles. No matter what life throws your way you need to focus and handle yourself and keep your view forward. You make mistakes and learn from them, be with people who see the accomplishments not those who focus on bringing you down by telling you you’re the same old same old. Leave and let them self-loathe.