Believing that you can do it doesn’t always equate to being able to do it. Not that I’m trying to discourage anyone here, but I would think I’m a poster child for the impossibly accomplished and I’m the one telling you that believing isn’t enough to get you there.
Actually doing it on the other hand would give you a better shot. Regardless of whether you believe it can be done or not, that “second opinion” that’s always evading you always starts off with an action, not a thought.
I don’t know why people continuously choose to run and hide from their problems. Whether it be their own failed attempts to be happy in their life or it be from a single event where everything went wrong. Choosing to believe in something otherwise doesn’t change the reality of the situation.
I could never be happy if I subscribed to your ideals of walking away when the going gets rough. I would actually feel worse off if I subscribed to your perception that we should always look on the bright side of things in the face of the problems we’re knee deep in. Both of you have your own problems your perceptions can’t deal with. For that I know it just doesn’t work, not where I’m standing.
Maybe that’s just as well. I wake up in the morning wondering what the next step of the solution is and I go to sleep at night wondering what the next problem might be. It isn’t always a most restful of life, given that my only solace is what comforts me as I go to sleep, but on a whole, I’m happier simply because I stopped believing I am and can be happy.
All it took is knowing what happiness what and just walking towards it and I know you don’t need to believe you have two feet for that.