Is the World Going Mad? What’s the Point of Pushing Forward?

Life happens. Pushing forward is how you have any say in how.

Murray "MJ" Blehart
6 min readMar 10, 2022

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Spend any time at all reading the news right now, you’re likely to get depressed by it.

This is an absolutely terrible time for any and all mental health matters. It feels like the world has gone mad. I’m seeing people who normally have little to no depression or anxiety experiencing some.

Between the seemingly never-ending pandemic, Putin’s war on Ukraine, ludicrous hate and fear towards LGBTQA+ (and transgendered kids, in particular), climate change, and all else — stability is hard to come by.

Social media is a dangerous rabbit hole. Even without intent, it’s far too easy to find yourself doomscrolling. It’s super upsetting, disconcerting — and impacts every element of our general health, wellness, and wellbeing.

It can get so bad that it’s easy to ask — what’s the point of pushing forward? Why bother trying? Is it worth a damn at all?

The point is that life happens. So long as we are occupying the meat popsicles that we call our bodies, we live. If we have any desire whatsoever to exert any influence or control over our life experience, we must push forward.

Even when it feels impossible. Especially when it feels impossible.

There will always be down, bad days

This is an important fact not to be ignored, denied, or disregarded.

Everyone has bad days. There are times when we will be overwhelmed. And that’s perfectly normal.

As such, there will be days where you say, “Fuck it!” and spend the day in bed, or vegging out in front of the TV, curled up in the fetal position in tears, or some other nearly non-functional position. And it is okay to not be okay.

Toxic positivity and other overwrought self-help ideas tell you this is bad. You should do all that you can to not be in such a position. But that’s bullshit. You are human, and as such you will have days where functioning feels impossible.

And you’re allowed to be a wreck. Hide. Avoid the world. Be miserable.

Murray "MJ" Blehart

I explore mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to help & inspire. And I also write sci-fi/fantasy.