Dwell On Things

dwell on thingsMisery lives not just in the present, but in the past and the future. You can be miserable about your life now, but you can enhance this by dwelling  on bad things that happened in the past - and even by worrying about bad things that might happen in the future. You see how broad the opportunities for misery are when you really put your mind to it! Things are making you miserable and they haven't even happened yet - and might never happen. Don't let that stop you though, let your imagination run riot!

In order to tap the rich resources of the past, just spend a lot of time thinking about something bad that happened to you in the past. The worse the better. Play it over and over again in your mind and it is guaranteed to bring you down. If you are having trouble focusing it might be possible to draught in a professional psychoanalyst to help you stick to the task churning up misery. Long waiting lists or huge charges for these services can help you feel even more miserable.

If the past begins to lose its power over you there is always the future with its uncertanties and potential horrors. You could really go to town on this, death, disease, plague, pestillence, old age and eventually death. It's all possible (almost certain) and even if things continue to run smoothly and without a hitch, that's just going to make it seem even worse once the whole lot goes tits-up.

Or, alternatively, if you wanted to be happy (yuk!), then you could try *not* doing these things. Live in the present and look at the good things that life has to offer. Don't focus on the traffic noise, focus on the bird-song. See what you have, not what you don't.

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