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Why keep living, what's the use?

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Last Updated: 07/20/2021 at 8:37pm
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Lisa Meighan, BSc Psychology (Honours)


Hello, I am Lisa and I work in a person-centred approach mixed with cognitive behavioural therapy. I believe we all have the potential to be the best we can be.

Top Rated Answers
December 26th, 2020 10:33am
Life is an experience which we get only if we live. It will be a bumpy road at times. But the experience which we gain by living through it is so much precious. There are people we meet just for a moment but they make a huge impact on our life. What made us notice them? It could be their reactions or something they said. That response comes from experience(sometimes even we are not aware that we learned something when we live). There could be instances when people would have looked up-to us but we are not even aware of that. We also behave based on our experiences. Sometimes we can see sometimes not, but we make change in someone's life and that's for sure.
January 6th, 2021 5:22am
There is always something to live for. It can be a person or thing or an action or idea and a lot more. There are always countless possibilities for us and just as many opportunities. Everyone is destined for something and has something that makes them special. Sometimes it takes time to find what we are good at or what we want to do doo you will get there. Just explore and try new things. Once you find it, you will be able to achieve something that you are proud of. There even may be more than one thing like a career and a family. Then we can find a happiness that will last. This will bring us the greatest satisfaction we can have on earth. Just be true to you and your heart and don't give up. We all have a purpose. We need to find it and fulfill it.
January 31st, 2021 7:42pm
Sometimes it can be difficult to see, but there are so many things you're yet to see. Try to think of the small things. That beautiful bird you'll see flying across the horizon, that new song you're favourite band will release, touching the hand of someone who is willing to help pick you up one day. It is usually difficult to see but there are more people who care about you than you may realize. For example, that kid you babysat however long ago, your boss at your first job, your favourite teacher; you have had an impact on all of these individuals. Even beyond that, this Earth is quite beautiful and the chance to be in the position we are at, as humans, to exist is incredibly small so try your best to be grateful for the Earth being here. Even on your hardest days, the Earth will always support you and ground you when you feel far away.
February 15th, 2021 4:23pm
It's not about the destination, it's about the WAY. We are all gonna die someday, why not spend the time happily? We have fastest aeroplanes, why do people still travel in ships ? We have TV and Internet, why do we still go outside ? It's all about the experience.
February 21st, 2021 9:22am
I believe human life's sanctity is important for every human being who has ever walked on this earth. Most of the time, we as people grow up and lose sight of who we are, too, only get caught up in the crazy side of life and what it has to offer. From here, some of us become a part of an unhealthy crowd and then begin gaining a negative experience. For most of us, we find ourselves trying to prove something to someone that matters but does not think we matter. It can be hard to keep up with this type of energy that causes us to lose our way and who we are. At the end of the day, we must find purpose, maintain it and truly understand ourselves before knowing anyone else.
March 3rd, 2021 8:09am
Any tiny reason that makes you smile is a reason to keep living. Your favorite food, cute animals, the perfect weather you enjoy, a funny YouTube video, coffee or tea just the way you like it... there's so many reasons to see what tomorrow has in store. And you don't even know what tomorrow is going to hold, and there's only one way to find out and that's to be there. Just think of anything that has made you happy at some time in your life. A joke, a TV show, a movie, maybe even a person in your life. There's always a reason to keep on living.
July 20th, 2021 8:37pm
Lots of reasons! You have so many different sunsets to see! You have so many new smells and tastes and sights to discover and treasure for years to come! You have so many people to meet and make smile! You have so many beautiful silks to touch and cookies to eat and songs to sing and laughter to share and hands to hold! You have so much to give to the world. And let me promise you this: you deserve an easy love. And you'll get to meet the You on the other side of all this hopelessness. And that You will be stronger and smarter and happier than you can even imagine. You just need to get there. And in case nobody told you today: I'm grateful you're here. You make the world a better place simply by being here, by watering that plant or complimenting that stranger's shoelaces.