Hey guys! It’s been a while since I last posted here. How has 2020 been for all of you? Have all of you started off the beginning of another decade with a new light?
19 days into 2020 and many events have occurred around the world: Australia bushfire, Philippines’ ash fall, World War 3 threats, Indonesia’s flash floods and well there’s more to this list. It seems like the world didn’t have a great start. These events make some reflect and wonder about the life around them while there are others who chose to stay ignorant.
As for me, I ended last decade with the mindset of starting anew, wanting to charge towards what I’ve always wanted to do. 2019 was not as amazing as I expected it to be. To be honest, it was so awfully fruitful that I keep thinking of what he said:
“Depression is not really a bad thing. Depression is needed in order to see the light. If there’s only light, you won’t know what’s more joyful. So there should be depression at least once in order to know what you like and how to recover. The deeper the depression, the more light you will see. Anyway, depression is not really a bad thing. So I think it’s really important to use that depression as your own weapon. Depending on how you overcome that and use that, how that depression will influence your future. No one knows.” (translated version)
– Han Jisung, Stray Kids
Last year, a lot of dark thoughts did cross my mind while I was struggling to stay afloat. I couldn’t breathe properly even though my lungs are functioning well. I have people around me but I couldn’t speak because it felt like I would disappoint them. I had to keep myself in check and make sure I don’t stray away.
Then I came across to a video of him saying that and I felt so comforted. He is right. If there are no hardships, how can we learn to appreciate? If there is no bad, how can we know that something is good? If there is no dark, how can light exist?
I hope with all the things that are happening around the world, all of us will learn how to be kind with one another. I hope all of us will learn to be kind to ourselves. Let’s get through this, everyone!
P.S. Please do send a prayer to the people and animals that are going through the disasters. My heart goes to them.