What you get when you don’t get what you want

Some people go to foreign countries to find themselves, some people start running, some people do other more or less crazy stuff, but for me psychotherapy works pretty good. I was very skeptical a few years ago, but now I’d recommend it to many people.

You get to learn things we could be taught at school or at home, but some of us just weren’t that lucky. For those who are not willing to change themselves (you know, the people who think they know everything), this probably isn’t the best option.

This was my second 3-month round. I was going really crazy after the first round. My expectations were far from reality. I expected results, something big, something different, but what I got was “just” some more knowledge.

This “just thing” is a very precious one, I know this now. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

The same applies to pretty much anything in life. When you don’t get what you want or expect, you get some more knowledge.

Let this post be a gentle reminder about things many of us, including myself, so easily forget. Some lessons are more, some less tough, but the reward is priceless.

I’m finally starting to understand my grandmother saying what would she give to have her 80 years old mind in the body of a 20 year old. 🙂

Plain and simple, the answer is knowledge.

What about you, dear reader, where do you turn to for some more knowledge about yourself and life in general?

15 thoughts on “What you get when you don’t get what you want”

  1. This was an excellent post! 😄.

    I turn to Richard Dawkins! I’ve learned so many interesting and useful things from his zoological books. A proper understanding of evolution is constantly very useful!

    So much knowledge turns out to be useful, as well as interesting. Another thing I couldn’t live without now, is a general understanding of physics. Without that, I can’t imagine how magical the world must seem right now— it still does even given that. This kind of knowledge actually informs a lot of decisions I have to make in life.

  2. I went through therapy for over 20 years and other than a coping skill here or there, it just felt like paying someone to listen to me vent all my anxiety and stress.
    I had no idea years later that all that effort would pay out in small ways in allowing me to get to know myself and recogize what I might be doing to self sabotage and how I could improve myself. It gave me the self awareness that so few people seem to have so they can’t admit there is anything problematic about their own behavior.
    So yeah, I, too, am tired of things not killing me but making me stronger, but I still have a good 30 years ahead of me to keep learning so that’s something to look forward to. 😉


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