Originally Posted by BlackWigger
Well I rationalize them away cause they dont work for me :/
Hell, I was thinking, how would it be if I was actually an interesting person and had plenty of social interactions ? I would still have some problems to be sad about, but overall, thanks to the emotional highs Id get from other people's approval, I would be happier overall.
And this is the part where I feel compelled to quote the Tao Te Ching Chapter 9
Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people's approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
Blessings to you,