Anxiety and depression each have their own dominant philosophy. When we are anxious, we suffer the extreme that everything matters; when we are depressed, we suffer the extreme that nothing matters.
As a personal motivation, research suggests that thinking of others seems to be the most healthy attitude. However, self-care, and keeping our critical wits about us, are also essential, to make sure we don’t get taken advantage of.
When should you endure something, and when should you act to change it?
When we are hurt by relationships, it is usually our ego finding it difficult to cope with the possibility of loss. If we can learn to let go of our ego, we can be free to love without pain.
Each day, much of our life is decided for us. Even so, we always have a choice as to the awareness with which we live it.
The evolved animal in us has strong immediate urges. Equally, the newer imaginative being in us is mindful of the future. It’s up to us to find a balance.