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Life, don't talk to me about life... - Elizabeth Unexplained
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Life, don't talk to me about life...
I wish I could be more like firstfrost and turn all the sad or upsetting or depressing things that happen to me into amusing anecdotes. I wish I were one of those people who was always looking on the bright side. I wish I were less of a control freak, so I wouldn't get so easily frustrated.

Ever had on of those days where you know that you're being unreasonably negative, and those around decide to point out the ways in which you're being unreasonably negative in an attempt to cheer you up?

Current Mood: frustrated frustrated

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firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: December 3rd, 2004 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
(Now I have an amusing anecdote about mjperson asking me if I turned everything into amusing anecdotes, and being completely baffled. But it's too long to fit in the margin.)

I think you do see a lot of selective editing going on - I try deliberately to be entertaining in my lj anecdotes, so you only see the misfortunes that can be turned into amusing anecdotes. (I haven't had any serious tragedies, but, for example, when my parents had to put the old family cat (21+ years) to sleep, I didn't write about it, I was just sad.)

But you're right,it does work to my mental benefit - if I can turn something into a funny story, it's easier to stop being angry about it. Cognitive dissonance can work to your advantage - if you're acting like something is amusing, your brain will be fooled into thinking that you're amused by it!
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