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Monthly Archives: December 2012

If ‘Tis the Season To Be Jolly, Why Are So Many People So Miserable?

This time of year (which spans roughly from end November until beginning January) is when most people are on leave from work and everyone is expected to be happy.  But are we?  The unpopular truth is that death by suicide and from road accidents tends to skyrocket during this same period that should be oh so jolly!

I don’t have any answers, other than my own life experience.  I think a lot of the misery is caused by the media perpetuating this id犀利士
ea of large, happy family gatherings that “should” take place around Christmas.  Many of us simply do not have the kind of families that are portrayed by the mass media and, in some ways, this makes us feel inadequate or “hard done by”!

This year I will be doing things differently for the first time.  Instead of worrying so much about what “should” happen during the holidays, my family and I will be starting a new tradition.  The tradition of doing what we want to do instead of doing what is expected of us!  To be honest this feels a bit strange …. but then again, the definition of insanity is to keep doing what you’ve always done and expecting a different result!

This year has been an exceptionally difficult one for many people.  I sincerely hope that the “end of the world” that people fear will happen on 21 December will actually herald in a paradigm shift.  My fervent wish is that the world John Lennon described in his song “Imagine” will actually come to pass in my lifetime.

“You may think I’m a Dreamer but I’m not the only one.  Maybe one day you’ll join us and the world will be as One!”

I wish you all a Peaceful Festive Season and a Better New Year!!  Just keep spreading the love ….