Resolving Sadness on the Stack

In the universe of human emotion, it seems like sadness might be second to love as inspiration for art, music, action, and reaction. It is an unavoidable part of life, yet nobody ever seems to seek it out. The Bible deals with sadness and despair on a regular basis, but I feel one of the best pieces of advice given about sadness is from South Park’s Butters Stoch. Within the context of the episode, Butters and Stan both go through a breakup of sorts in their relationship to their “girlfriends” but handle it in different ways. While Stan tries to avoid and deny his sadness turning away from the world, Butters deals with it head on, and ultimately gives Stan the advice in the picture above.

Personally, this advice has been used in my life and been a constant source of advice for friends who are experiencing sadness. I understand its corny, but sometimes corny works. Again, sadness is an unavoidable part of existence as a human, the important thing to remember is why we are sad, and that it comes from feeling good about something previously. Whether its through faith, a hobby, family time, recreation, or whatever, having some thing you feel good about is vital, it may cause sadness at various parts of our life, but remember there is a cycle to these things and we will find that thing that we feel really good about before, or find a new thing will be found to start the cycle anew.

Sam Jacobs

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