Life has its vales of tears, but also its hills of delights and, very rarely, its mountaintops of joy. Sometimes I wonder whether the mandarins of my profession seek to pathologize all negative emotions.
Nobody promised you a rose garden. That was Eden. Learning to bear emotional pain, like bearing some physical pain, is part of life. It never hurts, of course, to have somebody or something accompanying you with that.
An essay: Bad chemistry. It’s impossible to love life when sorrow is treated as little more than garbage that needs to be disposed of by way of a ‘happiness pill’
Happiness pills are everywhere. Alcohol. Cocaine. Heroin. Meth. Fentanyl. Marijuana. They are widely used.