How to to live instead of exist


Magpie_399 Cheers to the new year.

This is beautiful and very thought provoking. Lately, I have only begun to fully grasp these concepts you have presented. This helped me in a hard time of my life.

I am glad you like Fruits Basket. Despite its seemingly simple surface, it contains something much deeper. It taught me that no matter what happens to you, life goes on. I also learned that people need people; I need people in spite supposedly helping them.

And I must commend you on reading Elegance of the Hedgehog. It is a wonderful book.

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I apologize for not having responded to this earlier! Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad that my words were able to help you. I too am going through a bit of a rough patch in my life and it helps to remember to always live instead of merely exist. Sometimes when I am feeling particurally bad, I go for walks and try to find beautiful things in the world. Then I try to do something to help move me out of my rut.

I agree with what you say about how sometimes those of us who want to help sometimes need to ask for help. There’s nothing shameful in needing other people.

It really is a wonderful book! I just read “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and it reminded me in some ways of “The Elegance of the Hedgehog.” :)


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