Good post from Lisbeth…

How to Make Life Better Instantly

Essays |                     September 9, 2013                    by |                     0 Comments                                           

Are you annoyed about something? Angry? Or maybe just a little pissed off?

We all are. There’s nobody breathing among us who has not had their heart broken, their toes stepped on, and their wallet cheated.

The difference between all of us is what we DO about it. In our online society, the burgeoning first instinct seems to be to post something before doing something. (Or, sometimes, instead of doing something.) And that’s not very bright.

Think about it. You’re upset about something, so you’re going to first tell the world.  You complain. Essentially, instead of trying to change the situation to something acceptable, you prolong it. In essence, you willingly continue with non-productive pain. How smart is that? Is sympathy from a bunch of online “friends” more valuable than resolution? No. We’ve just become a little confused, and entranced with our online instant sympathy dose. We’re addicted.

Try this instead. It’s one step. ONE. Stay with me here.


Maybe that means you call someone who can make a change and talk calmly to him or her. Or email with a polite request. Or get up off your chair and talk to someone face-to-face. Ask to speak to a supervisor. Communicate with a loved one.

Vent after the fact if you have to. But act first. Gather information before, if you need to. But don’t squander your time. There’s far less of it than you realize.

Simply, get off your ass and make your life better right now.


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