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We have all failed an important test.
We have all had our heart broken.
We have all lost a loved one.
We have all had our political candidate lose.
You were pissed.
You were angry.
You were confused.
You were hurt.
Most of you probably asked “Why me” or “Why this?” Or even, “How could this have happened?”
And you know where that got you--nowhere.
It’s done. It’s over.
No amount of questioning or analyzing is going to change the result.
No amount of bickering and complaining is going to change the result.
You can keep reviewing your notes and see where you went wrong.
You can keep calling your ex in hopes that they will reconsider.
You can keep wondering “Did I do enough?” when they were alive.
You can keep asking “If only…”
But, please don’t.
Get off the internet. Get away from the TV.
Tell the crazy person in your head that it’s time to be quiet.
Feel however you feel, but don’t wallow in it.
Don't let it consume you.
Cry your eyes out.
Punch something (not someone).
Get into a drunken stupor.
Eat a pint (or 2) of ice cream.
Go out for a run.
Watch a stupid comedy.
Whatever it is, do it. Get it out of your system.
THEN GO OUT AND LIVE!
It's Your Life. Live It Boldly.