It’s Not Over – Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster
What do I mean by “It’s Not Over”? I’m describing the ups and downs in our daily lives and the highs and lows we experience throughout our lives. These waves manifest due to a variety of factors in our lives, including the big ones like family, friends, work, finances, and health. What I find extremely fascinating is how little humans have learned through the many down periods we go through and the stress we endure.
Most people still allow themselves to be influenced by media personalities that come to us by television, radio, newspaper, the Internet and all forms of social media. How well do we fact check their sources or verify the information for ourselves? I see people try to listen intently and truly understand the issues, but it’s not always helpful if the information they’re being fed is biased or inaccurate. Many people tend to be swayed by their own personal beliefs and opinions and will be drawn to news that aligns with those beliefs and relates to their feelings. I have witnessed some heated conversations and usually there is no winner.
The stress factors mentioned above, as well as many other stressors we endure in our daily lives, can feel like riding an emotional roller coaster: there is a beginning, a middle, and an end. Sometimes the beginning can be abrupt, some bumps can be more painful than others, but there is always an end to the ride – at least, until the next one.
It’s wonderful to live in a world where “it’s not over”; otherwise, what would be the alternative?