I saw a YouTuber post that they “chose happy”.
I do not think happiness is a choice. I believe it occurs inside you, you feel it due to the things that surround you and occur in your life. It just happens. It’s a wonderful feeling, one I do not feel often.
I cannot choose to be happy as I cannot choose to be depressed.
I didn’t choose not to be happy. I chose life, I chose realism.
Whether or not these decisions make me happy or not is beside the choice.
You cannot choose to feel emotions. You just… feel them.
You’re right! You do definitely just feel emotions and can be consumed by them. I know that feeling only too well. But you can choose how you deal with those feelings which i think is the point of the ‘:(:’ post I reblogged from someone else. If things start to go wrong in life you have the choice to deal with them in a positive way rather than throwing in the towel altogether and giving up. I think that’s what it meant by choosing to be happy. Choosing to face the world with a smile rather than letting it win when it’s trying to drag you down. It takes effort. it’s not easy. But nothing worth having is and happiness is sure as hell worth having! That’s how I interpreted that post anyway.
We know each other and have spoken before so you can just name me in a post instead of saying “a YouTuber”. Especially seeing as you tagged my name in the bottom of the post anyway! :) I’m always interested by your points of view! And you still have my email address. Please feel free to email me about any issues you have with me, Beckie! My inbox is always open. :)
I think it is important to separate happiness/saddness from depression or the lack thereof. While one cannot chose to not suffer from depression if one has depression, someone who is just sad or feeling down can chose to turn their mood around. Depression is a serious and very real thing. But that said, being happy does not equal being unrealistic. Whenever possible, I choose happiness because it is just more fun.