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  1. Sarashay May 28, 2007 2:50 pm

    I stumble a bit on the notion that you must be “happy” with what you choose. Sometimes you can choose something and find out that it is not, in fact, what you thought it was going to be.

    What you can do is ACCEPT what you have chosen, even if it doesn’t make you ‘happy’. A lot of suffering (and whining) springs from being hung up on what you think ‘should’ be and refusing to deal with what IS.

    It’s not that you can’t change things. But that you can’t change things until you accept and understand how things actually are–as opposed to how you’d like things to be.

  2. Kimberly May 30, 2007 12:02 am

    Yeah, this rant is oh so true. I used to be one of those people who made decisions on “blind faith” and not thinking about the possible consequences/outcomes and most importantly, NOT FOLLOWING MY INTUITION when I made decisions. Having been through difficult situations, I NOW ALWAYS listen to my gut, even if it isn’t what I “wanted” or “thought SHOULD be.” I can honestly say that I accept responsibility for all my choices and the consequences of those choices. It gets pretty old when you hear people complaining about their “same ol situations” and haven’t made any attempts to bring about any sort of change. Yeah, I think it is just ignorant and illogical to EXPECT happiness after negative or otherwise unhealthy choices are made. If you want positive, think positive and do positive. How can you reap positive results if you go into a situation with a negative attitude? I think many people are just stuck in victim status, blaming EVERYONE around them for their circumstances or feel trapped. There are so many wonderful real-life stories about people who have removed themselves from negative situations/people and turned their lives around but that takes WORK. It takes COURAGE. It takes EFFORT. You can’t just sit around wishing and not taking appropriate action to make those “wishes” come true. People are just lazy and do not want to take the time to really think about what went wrong or how to not make the same poor choices over and over again. I do hope your advice goes far beyond the boundary of the Bitchitorial column. The planet definitely needs more of your kind Natalie P.