The biggest lie you can tell a friend in need is that “things get better,” deceitfully taking him away from the pain one should accept and endure.
They never get better. If a struggle ends, it’s only making room for another to pass through. You are nothing more than a complexity of your battles and fights, whether won or lost. That is why I mostly frown upon hearing statements like “life is unfair.” How is it unfair if we all face opposing forces every single day? How every single day we surprise ourselves with how well we can actually cope? How every single day our scars are tattooed to remind us of who we are? If anything, life is fair. It only becomes unfair when you willingly disrupt the balance between what you think you deserve and what you actually deserve. It is foolish to believe you deserve an opiate life. It is ridiculous to assume that things will “get better”.
Life is not about the happiness, nor the shared smiles and laughters. You actually only experience life when you’ve tasted a fine portion of the deadly numbness.
Until you take up that -no matter how much you accomplish you might never reach the climax you’ve been forever longing- as a solid fact, you will be ridded by the aches of your life instead of empowered. And that is the worst thing you can ever do to yourself.