I've actually always been relatively happy, and have never relied on my parents 100%. I mean, of course I did when I was small, they didn't send me up chimneys or anything, but I've been working since I was 13 and saved up for uni myself :-)
Also, bought my own clothes etc since I was 13 as well. They bought my food and paid the bills until I was 18, as they said they wouldn't take any money off me, but now I'm 20 and I pay for everything- a share of bills, food, petrol etc. It can be done! There's no reason to rely on your parents forever.
Plus, theres ALWAYS something to look forward to, so why would I be depressed? This sounds silly, but little things like the summer break, or Christmas, always keep me going when there's perhaps not much else to smile about.
We only get one life. We either embrace it or resent it, but that's upto you.
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Why are so many young people happy? watch
- 08-04-2011 11:03
- 08-04-2011 11:07
We actually have a lot to be thankful for compared to most people in the world and most people in history.
- 08-04-2011 11:08
Stop being such a party pooper and CARPE DIEM.
- 08-04-2011 11:12
alot young people loose friends young and thats never good...
- 08-04-2011 11:17
As people have stated on here before -
What's the point in being unhappy? Being unhappy doesn't help your situation, it doesn't help you find ways out of it. So you might as well be grateful for the things you've got, else you'll just get yourself more depressed about everything and end up suicidal.
(Original post by Mick Travis)
- 08-04-2011 11:38
Or, why aren't more young people depressed? Look at the future you are facing. Bad jobs on low pay for the majority, no real security and lots of debt. It amazes me that more youngsters AREN'T miserable. Don't you care? Or are you in denial about all this and relying on the bank of mum and dad?
Look at these countless poverty stricken people around the world. Many are rightly at their wits end just trying to feed their family. But many (not saying all) but many still find ways to cope and even be happy with what they got.
Yeah the British climate sucks and the outlook is bleaker than the baby-boom generation but it is what we got to deal with so might as well make the best of it.
Oh well, can't afford a flash car or whatever. World's still turning.
(Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
- 08-04-2011 12:44
Of course I don't fricking want to be depressed, but I am just going through quite a few disappointments in life, that have got me to the point of giving up being optimistic.
I don't understand why anyone would give up the chance to just be happy. It's a better feeling than being sad.
Well, I'll leave to feel depressed then.