[quote="Miss. Ladybird"]Don't you sometimes feel "stuck" to a problem or a no-win situation and you find yourself very depressed and unable to do anything? It even gets worse when you find nobody to talk to.
Well, I had gone through this a lot. One of the things that helped me is reading these lines every time I feel depressed. They're a part of a novel called" Robinson Crusoe" written by Daniel Defoe. It's a story of a sailor who was desolated in an island alone and with nothing to help him survive. Believe me! It will help you to see the bright side of any problem.
[b][i] "I had now brought my State of Life to be much easier in it self than it was at first, and much easier to my Mind, as well as to my Body. I frequently sat down to my Meat with Thankfulness, and admir'd the Hand of God's providence, which had thus spread my Table in the Wilderness. I learn'd to look more upon the bright Side of my Condition, and less upon the dark Side; and to consider what I enjoy'd, rather than what I wanted; and this gave me sometimes such secret Comforts, that I cannot express them; and which I take Notice of here, to put those discontented People in Mind of it, who cannot enjoy comfortably what God has given them; because they see, and covet something that he has not given them; All our Discontents about what we want, appear'd to me, to spring from the Want of Thankfulness for what we have." [/i] [/b]
From "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe[/quote]
I like this quote too. It teaches us to be thankful for what we have rather than to covet others' possessions. Looking to the bright side of anything is definitely good. It is our human nature though to keep looking for more and more. If someone just got an old car instead of his bicycle, this person would be really happy. But then, he'll want a newer car. If someone got an average salary, then later he would want a bigger one and so forth. Unless we reach this resolution of being thankful, this 'want' process could be indefinite.