It's easy to say "think positive", or "act", or "do something nice for yourself" or "do this to change that" or "you have to do such and such, that's just how life is".
It's not easy to understand that if the basic needs (shelter, food, security) of a person are not met, it is near impossible to come out of paralyzing fear or depression. It's not easy to understand the terror of no income when you have income. It's not easy to understand having no security when you have a home, a job, a family to care for you. It's not easy to understand that there may be nothing to look forward to when you have something/someone you anticipate/cherish.
It's easy to tell someone they should not be down on them self, that things will get better, when you aren't seeing life from their eyes and they don't have that confidence or hope that anything will get better. It's easy to see the bright side of things when you aren't living in the dark.
From your perspective you have power and hope, maybe they don't. From your perspective things will get better; from their perspective, it never will. If they just hang on a little longer, suffer a little more, sacrifice again... But maybe they are tired of that life.
Try not to judge, be compassionate. Remember that when you tell someone "It will be okay."
You have no idea how much pain others are going though, or how black holes can destroy even the brightest of Suns.
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