Does anyone else ever feel overrun by irrational thought at times? Because some days I start to think about the corruption of the world, how hard life is, all the illusions we live under… then I just begin to spiral….I start to feel like what’s the point, there’s no hope, also kinda suicidy… so is this is a common human thing or should I seek therapy?
@Man-of-the-Future, hah “suicidy”. Is that a word? Well anyways, I know people are happy some days and then days later they’ll be sad or a bit more negative. That’s normal. And your thoughts are very real thoughts, and understandable. Your thinking of real things, but know that there’s always hope. I’m not sure why we are here, but isn’t it empowering to think that we have a chance to live? We can’t even understand all of the forces at work right now, even as you hit a key on your keyboard, or tap a button on your phone, trillions or quintillions or sextillions of things and actions are happening and echoing from your each and every action throughout the cosmos. Anyways ha, that makes me think that there is a purpose. There is a point. And! Your focusing on the grand negatives that exist. Try to focus on the grand positives that also exist. Sometimes I’m a bit suicidy as well, but I’ll never give up. Sounds kinda cliche, but it’s true. Try to feel better man, your all good.
@Man-of-the-Future, It’s fairly common, don’t worry. It happens every now and again. Just keep a check on reality. Some humans are corrupted, but not all. Life can be difficult to wrap your head around sometimes but it’s only as difficult as you make it. You have a choice in how you think, a choice in how you view the world and a choice in how you react to it.
@Man-of-the-Future I’m dealing with this too at times – I get a worry going in my mind – like money/finance and then it consumes me and I spend the day fighting the worry and try to silence my own mind.
I use meditation and other techniques like putting the thoughts aside, or focusing on more positive things, but it’s still a struggle.
@Man-of-the-Future, I go through the same thing. I have to really try to get motivated because from the first moment I get up in the morning until the moment I fall asleep at night, I have this nagging feeling that I’m never going to be able to do anything cool or interesting or exciting with my life, I’m never going to have a niche, I’m never going to distinguish myself, I’m never going to get anything that I want because it’s just beyond me. I have this really strong feeling that I’m just going to be poor, frustrated, dull, and hopeless for the rest of my life, because I feel that I lack the quick-thinking reflexes that wealthy or successful people seem to have. Even though I really want to, even though I really want a new, happy, successful, creative meaningful life, I never just get struck out of the blue with ideas for stories or songs or pictures or businesses.
I know it’s irrational, I know that a person can’t know they will fail any more than they know they can succeed. But the feeling I have, the feeling that I won’t make it, is just so strong sometimes I don’t know what to do.
@Man-of-the-Future, we all have those moments/days! Don’t judge yourself for it. Expect fluctuating moods and perhaps seek to find yourself in that which does not fluctuate. Also it’s awesome to realize that as humans we have the ability to FOCUS. The world is vast and though corruption exists, a myriad of uplifting things also exist… so you can decide to focus on those things if you want, or just decide to focus on something other than thoughts about the world altogether! It’s up to you. :) Also, it’s a habit that takes time.
@theskafish, that is fear you feel, existential terror as I call it. That hollow stinging feeling in your gut that makes you feel there’s no point.
That fear of the failure and unknown doesn’t need to be pushed aside, though it is beneficial to have positive reinforcement. Your fear could be the fire that pushes you to build for yourself the life that you want. What you want will never come if you lay down in fear.
That being said, I struggle with the same feelings. It’s part of being alive, you’ll never truly escape it so embrace it. I try to employ it to my advantage, or else I’ll become just one of the many in this world paralyzed by fear.
@Man-of-the-Future, It’s important to remember that we are not our thoughts.
We should ask ourselves in meditation “who am I?” and as soon as we come up with a definition think of being a benevolent child who ponders the definition and destroys it.