With the holiday season, officially in full swing and Twitter has become increasingly depressing (because for some reason that is how social media works). It’s November which means: it gets dark at 5 o’clock, it’s either cold or raining, or both, people are bitter this time of year if they do not have a special someone, we have no motivation to finish our assignments, we are going broke, and our finals are creeping up. However, if you are one of people who manage to avoid all the bleakness and depression… props to you, because staying positive when everyone else is being a drag is hard work.
Junior Zara Zeller said, “Not to be cheesy but… I choose to look at the bright side of life, because life is too short to make yourself miserable. Each day is your own and you get to decide how you feel about it. Things happen that are out of your control constantly, it’s just a part of life, and if you choose to look at the bright side, rather than focusing on the negatives, you will be so much happier.”
Things happen that are out of your control constantly, it’s just a part of life, and if you choose to look at the bright side, rather than focusing on the negatives, you will be so much happier. – Zara Zeller, junior
I choose to be happy because life is bad enough, so why would I add a negative attitude to that? It seems almost foolish when you think about adding to your stress and sadness with more anxiety and depression. Sometimes happy are seen as “weird” because people think “surely their life cannot be that great” Truth is, it probably isn’t they’re just choosing to spread what happiness they have left, and that’s respectable.
Let’s take a look at Joey Tribbiani from Friends, he’s arguably one of the happiest TV characters with the most unsuccessful life: he never got a serious girlfriend, never got to be a successful actor, and was always broke, and he still managed to be jovial. Everyone who is the Joey of their friend group, you’re doing great.
Sophomore Jese Shell said, “I choose to be happy because life is a gift! Keeping a positive attitude amidst all the negative events and things going on seems like a hard thing to do, but it is not; be thankful for the good things and treat every little thing like a blessing. Smile, you woke up this morning, say hello to friends you see passing, see the wonders of life that God gives us. Each day is a blessing, and when we can realize that, we will never take anything for granted and learn from the value of happiness and life.”
Smile, you woke up this morning, say hello to friends you see passing, see the wonders of life that God gives us. – Jese Shell, sophomore