It’s not something we want for our loved ones. It’s not something we want for anyone.
When people are sad, our first urge is to take their sadness away, make them happy again.
When the people around us are happy they are giving out positive energy, which we benefit from. Our consciousness is not tormented with the feelings of helplessness, guilt, and frustration that sadness inspires.
There are countless books, courses, and articles celebrating happiness while sadness gets hidden away in the dark corner – something to be ashamed of, something to deny and never share.
It is what makes talking openly about mental illnesses associated with sadness so difficult. It is why so many suffer alone.
What if we celebrated sadness?