Is it difficult for you to accept reality?

@laydee (12814)
Philippines
April 12, 2010 8:18pm CST
I know that most would just want to live life as we would have wanted it. Perhaps in the beginning life is just so beautiful and easy. But as we grow older, there are a lot of irony in life and we tend to have to accept the ugly truth as it is. A few example would be, a failed relationship or marriage, a dream job soon becomes a nightmare, friends who let you go the time you need them most, a family that couldn't accept you for who you are, health that could just keep you stuck to where you are because of being frail, etc. When these 'storms in your life' come, is it easy for you to accept the reality? or do you find yourself 'lost' most of the time? The idea came to me when I was with my family last night, and we talked about how many people we know are into depression nowadays. Is this because we are just hopeless or couldn't see the positive side in all? or is it just because we fail to accept reality as quickly as we hoped we could? How do you go about the 'storms in your life'?
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• Malaysia
30 Apr 10
well, i'm currently going through a 'storm' myself now... i would love for there to be a 'stop/rewind' button for my life so that i can re-do alot of things in my past....*sigh...
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
Oh don't worry about it, we're all in a 'storm' right now. I think mine is a hurricane. But I do hope we could all get out of this in one piece and hopefully with no permanent damage on the people who are affected by this.
• Philippines
14 Apr 10
My experiences in life make me stronger that it helps me easily accept realities that sometimes beyond what I expected or wanted. Not too easy but not too hard either. And I agree that a lot of people are really weak to face and accept realities in life. It's just a matter of mind setting. Sometimes good things comes after life's storms.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
True indeed, I'm still hopeful that amidst the financial problems we're facing, there will be something good in the end. It just puzzles me why we get these problems when other people who are way way too extravagant can't seem to have financial problems.
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
First thing is that you've got to realize that not everything you want, you get. Acceptance is difficult but you have to look beyond what's obvious. Yes, I have difficulty sometimes accepting reality but then you know life has a lot of meaning. Sometimes you just have to look at reality at another angle or view. Have you watched "Matrix"? Morpheus asked "What is real?" Funny is how do you accept something you don't believe in. You have to believe in what you see, appreciate what you have and acceptance should be a lot easier.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
So how do you help yourself to 'accept' something?