... But if you try sometimes, you get what you need."
I've lately been hearing this sort of thing from friends a lot. My life kinda turned to shit (am saving it for my LJ!) and during todays whinge about how I never get anything I want I was told this:
"yeah, but sometimes it's because it's not the right thing"
And I promptly declared that bullshit.
Sometimes, the thing that you didn't get is actually the thing that would have made you happy for the rest of your life.
Why do people tell themselves this lie? Do you agree that it's a lie? Why are we happy to say "Ah, well, it's all happening for a reason and you'll land on your feet and be somewhere good, somewhere you were "meant" to be"?
I can accept that I've got what I've got and can only try to do better from here.
I WILL NOT accept that what I've got is better than what I wanted.
Thoughts on this widely accepted mode of magical thinking?