Tuesday, 4 April 2017

What do you think?

"I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what its like to feel absolutely worthless and they don't want anyone else to feel like that." Robin Williams

I am not trying to make people happy, I never have and never will but I relate to the latter part of the quotation. I will never hurt someone who has hurt me as I know what it feels like. I never want someone feel they amount to nothing and have no value.

I think you can try never to make someone feel worthless without having to make them happy.

"The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do." Anon.

What does this mean? Do you have to be lonely to be the kindest? I know many very kind people who are not lonely. Do you have to be the saddest to smile the brightest?

I suppose I feel this quotation by anon goes further than Robin Williams one. After looking at both are they over romanticising what it is like to be the saddest, the loneliest, the most damaged?

I feel when you have experienced extreme sadness or loneliness you may have some empathy but sometimes you are so exhausted and fragile to think about others.

In a way I think these quotations put extra pressure on people who are at their lowest that they should be smiling and kind and wise.

Do you think by portraying sad, lonely and or damaged as being the brightest the wisest or the kindest it puts more pressure on people who are already struggling?

Do generalisations take away people's individuality?

Can you relate to either or both quotations?

Do you find them helpful?

Leah
A Moodscope member.

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