I’ve asked a batchmate of mine to wake me up at 6:45AM tomorrow. Why? I am unsure. Will I wake up? I am uncertain. But the challenge appeals to me. I’m pretty certain I’m going to open the door and speak to him and then get back to bed. If I don’t, I’ll be surprised. We all will.
Today’s been a pretty good day for myself. Though bits and pieces of bad news my friends have received threw me off as well. I don’t know what it is about the human experience, but it seems like there’s this nature of shared emotion amongst all of us – sadness affects all of us deeply, and happiness excites us the same way.
I don’t like it when my friends are sad. That’s broadly the premise of my insight for today. Sometimes it’s beyond my control – and beyond theirs, because feelings are not measurable, or predictable. However, I do feel a duty to attempt to make them feel better. Especially where they’ve shared pieces of bad news with me.
Why? I’m not sure.
I do all of this fully knowing that only time can heal sadness, and only a persons’ own acceptance of a state of affairs will lead to “moving on”. Space also helps. Sadness is natural.
Yet, seeing people sad – it haunts me.
So what do I plan to do by waking up at 6:45AM tomorrow?
Look for memes and jokes and puns – and figure out new ways of making people happy to be alive and spending another day on Earth.
Will I succeed or will I be overbearing? I will try to find a balance where I am not overbearing.
That concludes today’s insight.