We get depressed when some unpleasant event happens or if something doesn’t turn out in a way we want. Everyone wants to get control over the events they do not have full control.
We try so hard to control every external event and get crestfallen after we fail. The worse part is we do not learn anything and repeat the same mistake again and again. We have to accept the hard reality that the external events are not under our control. The only thing we can control is our response to those external events.
“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.” — Dr. Viktor E. Frankl, holocaust survivor and the author of Man’s Search for Meaning.
Only we control our reaction and response to the events happen in our life. We have the freedom. It is our choice to feel depressed and complain or to feel positive and take actions.
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