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Monday, April 05, 2004
  Telling Yourself the Truth

I remember when I was younger and struggled with depression and different emotional problems I stumbled onto a little book called Telling Yourself the Truth. It taught me a lot of things about concepts of determining the difference between truth and emotions, and self-talk and self-esteem. The thing that stuck with me the most was seeing emotions as not reliable indicators of truth. Even though I may feel bad today, that doesn’t mean I will feel bad tomorrow. But much more than that, I learned that my emotions are a result of how I think, and what I believe about what is going on in the world around me. I know that’s kind of simplistic and doesn’t apply to organic problems, some people need things like zoloft before they can get to the point of being able to start to think clearly. I'm fortunate that counseling and the ideas in this book worked well enough for personally.

I know people in my family and people at work that get in a mental rut and they cant seem to get out. It's really unfortunate because you try to talk to people and try to show them what everybody else around them sees is wrong but they wont budge and continue on towards destruction and unhappiness.

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