Series: “The Self and Suicide”
Understanding What Hurts Us: The Problems of Pain
THE WORST THING YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE HAPPENING TO SOMEBODY, HAPPENS TO YOU…
WHAT IS YOUR IMMEDIATE REACTION? HOW DO YOU CHOOSE TO COPE AND MOVE ON?
A problem is defined as a question of life; when we feel uncertain or stuck, we’re experiencing a problem.
Pain is considered a consequential affliction; to some degree, it’s an induced punishment.
Regrettably, problems and pain can lead to self‑destructive and self‑defeating behaviors.
A loss of control, due to problems or pain, can make us feel helpless, sad, angry, or reckless. We may try to distract or numb the pain with drugs, alcohol, sex, violence or other risky vices.
In life, experiencing trauma, heartbreak, or loss is inevitable. While many may not go as far as suicide, in a way, when we implement harmful coping strategies, we commit mini‑acts of suicide and quicken Death’s arrival.
Life is a blessing many take for granted. Do yourself a favor—skip the pity party! Temporary fixes are a waste of time and energy.
You deserve better than that!
Become aware of what hurts you. If something is bothering you, ask yourself, “Why do I feel this way? What are my reasons?” Find strength in identifying the source.
We either deal with our problems or we dwell in them
Prepare for future adversities by learning from your struggle. Strive for a better life. Regardless of your past, present, or future, every new moment is a chance to make a change.
Seek self‑development. Once you recognize your progressive potential, anything is possible.
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