This a wonderful article. There are many views out there on how to be happy, and many of them promote shutting out negative feelings. We cannot truly heal if we do not understand our negative and difficult emotions. For true healing to occur, we must face our fears and look within ourselves for the answers we already have. This can be scary and seem like an endless fight, but stick with it. There is a brighter light on the other side.
This article outlines the unrealistic pressure we and other people sometimes put on us to “always be happy.” He talks about the actual options you have when you’re in a tough place and how to work on accepting your emotions instead of fighting them.