Lonely Blue Boy

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Sadness is my power.

I heal people’s wounds with it. I heal my own wounds with it. I teach people how to wield it but more sadly—people dismiss it for pessimism or nihilism, and I can’t really blame them for telling me that I should be more positive and that I should choose to be happy and that I should avoid thoughts that make me sad and think of positive thoughts instead.

The thing is—sadness cannot be buried alive with positive thoughts. Positive thoughts will only serve as fertilizer to the sadness that is planted deep beneath a person’s heart. And when sadness is neglected for a long period of time—it could grow into anger and irritation. And that’s the reason why some people experience burnout in life because we live in a society that romanticizes over exhaustion and over positive thinking that we forget that expressing our sadness to…

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