Sara Alina

Voice, humility and maturity all at once.

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Bullying

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

~Confucius

It is now October, but it is also bullying prevention month. It is almost impossible to go through life without hearing, or experiencing bullying. I have been through it, but it has made me stronger. I know that I will never be able to stop bullying, but I just want to say that everyone is special in their own way. Even if not everyone sees it, we are all beautiful. Never be anyone that you don’t want to be, it is more important that you are happy with yourself than to make others happy. And I have learned that. The hardest thing for me was to realize that I can’t change what others think. In reality, all that matters is being happy, and putting yourself around people who truly care for you. You can be who ever you want to be, and that’s what makes life so special.

- Love Sara Alina

How to be Happy: How SIBS are Keeping you down.

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So many people these days aren't happy, and frankly I don't know why anymore. Maybe its the paradox of being active, they don't want to work, and thus never get involved or immersed in something, making them become jaded and feel empty. Or maybe, its the much more common case of what I call SIBS=Self Imposed Bullshit.

One day when I was young I remember reading somewhere that a doctor found that 30 to 50% of all patients at a hospital weren't really sick, but rather they were "placeboing" themselves into being sick. In other words, by taking a small belief that they were sick and empowering the emotions and thought processes related with being sick, they actually became sick.

That is absurd, and frankly, I think one doesn't have to go to a hospital to see how SIBS is affecting a vast majority of people and how others use SIGS, self-imposed good shit, to live amazingly happy lives. The first thing one has to understand is that striving for or wanting happiness is fraught with problems for a variety of reasons:

Striving for happiness assumes you aren't or can't be happy right now; furthermore if you attach happiness to something, say money, family, or travel, you "sell out" your ability to be happy unless said criteria are reached.

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