I went thru the phase of 'life sucks' and at that point in life it just kind of seems that life can't get any worse. And you're right, it can't. It only gets better from there on in.
And, no matter how bad life seems, there's always something good to it - for example this site right here - which brings together aviation freaks (!) from all over the globe - to argue about things as trivial as which out of BusinessElite and BusinessFirst is better value for money. (BusinessElite of course
) Meanwhile we forget to marvel over the great stuff that life has provided us.
For example, just a few hours ago I was thinking how bad it was that I was homesick (new place, hell sort of even new country after ten years in England) and then I realized, hell I have me, I have air in my lungs, I have gorgeous Florida weather (at which point the heavens opened and I got drenched) and I have a fantastic life.
I could sit here in my ERAU dorm room as the Delta MD-88 over my head takes off and think to myself... "I’m really miserable... I want to get on that plane to Atlanta and then get to London on the late Delta flight out of there..." And believe me, that thought has crossed my mind a lot these past couple of days as each CRJ has passed over my head. Florida is home, and always will be, but at the moment it doesn't feel like it. It will do, though.
Two years ago I would have said my life sucks, and, apart from location, not much has changed... except my outlook on life. I thought my parents hated me - that I was ridiculed, and, for a long time I tried to take my own life. But in the end, one comes to see that the only way is UP! (no pun intended) and that suicide is, in anybody's language, a very selfish way out for the ones left behind.
One must not concentrate on what is bad, or unimpressive in this world - as one ends up deeply bitter. Instead, one must concentrate on the awe and wonder that is this modern world we live in. For all the bad things going on around the globe, there are good things in the form of things like...
Watching the Braves getting thrashed by the Marlins (happened a long time ago but it was definitely a plus to my outlook
sorry, they're the only Georgia prodigy which I don't particularly like)
Celine Dion concerts. Utterly fantastic. (Or Blur, or Blink182, or whoever you personally like... neither are my kind of music tho...)
And finally, you must realise that the most amazing thing on this earth is YOU. Sure, friends are nice, but if you are not a 'people' person, then you need friends (and company) less than other people. Just because other people hang out, and go to the bar or whatever all the time, doesn't mean that you have to if you don't want to. If that's your style, then cool. If it's not then even better! You do what you want to do. Don't let other people (especially one person) tell you that you have no friends. Someone who says that isn't really worth having the title of being your friend in the first place.
In short, no matter how bleak it gets, there will be an upside to the coin if you just stick it out.
Have a good weekend.
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