Wednesday, April 19, 2006

"You have five minutes to wallow in the delicious misery.

ENJOY IT. EMBRACE IT.

Discard it.

Then, proceed."


Sanity-saving strategy right there. Good to last from half a day to a whole one. No need to worry though, because once the effect wears off, you can simply repeat the process.

I heard those quoted lines, by the way, from the movie, Elizabethtown, which is surprisingly not a very good film despite being directed by Cameron Crowe. It does have its saving graces, however, like a couple of inspiring quotes such as the one stated above.

Now, I'd been meaning to try this little strategy out ever since I heard it a couple of days back. Finally, the opportunity presented itself yesterday, and what can I say? It works. Big time.

Even if the effect isn't permanent or long term, it's long enough to help me go along the rest of my day with at least half my sanity still in tact. Anyway, it's a rinse and repeat kind of strategy, too, so you can just keep doing it once you feel the pangs creeping up on you again.

It really is much better, methinks, to allow yourself first to feel the pain and grieve before moving on than to believe you are devoid of feeling any of it.

15 Comments:

Anonymous kar said...

I love this entry, Ms :)

Anyway, Ms Platon are we allowed to see our term papers? Hehe. Just wondering. Reena and I were in school this afternoon and we did mean to ask but I think you had a meeting or something. :D:D

Just wanted to know if I-think-you-know-what the next day paid off.:)

4/20/2006 3:37 AM  
Blogger danica patricia said...

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4/20/2006 4:11 AM  
Blogger danica patricia said...

wow. nice entry miss platon. (as always ;) )

It really is much better, methinks, to allow yourself first to feel the pain and grieve before moving on than to believe you are devoid of feeling any of it.

yup.. and whenever you experience grieve and pain you actually.. grow from the experience. you learn from it and even helps you to become stronger. You can't avoid the circumstance of getting hurt in life. But despite that, things like these that occur are the once that spice up our lives.. and makes it colorful.. and things like this mold our wholistic being into a better person.

Ironic as it may seem, Things.. we desire and that make us insanely lively.. are the once, that would.. kill us softly as well.

EASY COME, EASY GO
So once, they pass by us, we must not take them for granted, and savour each moment with them.

4/20/2006 4:19 AM  
Anonymous alex said...

haha. it IS sheer deliciousness to wallow in misery, because it's the time you release all the negative feeling, the time you cry buckets and buckets of tears, to relieve yourself of the burden of pain and suffering. :)

it's a great philosophy, miss. :) i've tried it a couple of times in the past, and it helped immensely, especially the buckets and buckets of tears part. :)

4/20/2006 5:34 AM  
Anonymous gem said...

No words can express how i completely agree with this post,miss platon.

=)

4/21/2006 4:46 AM  
Blogger nicki said...

maybe elizabethtown wasn't very good because of O.Bloom's eternal gay/hotness. XD kidding.

i've heard of a similar quote/"philosophy", actually. twas from the series LOST, except that instead of five minutes, you just wallow in delicious misery for just 5 counts or 5 seconds.

I'd let the fear in, let it take over, let it do its thing, but only for 5 seconds, that's all I was going to give it.

‚ô•nicki

4/21/2006 8:30 AM  
Blogger psstbossing! said...

... duuuuhhhhh ...

drawing nalang tayo miss.

4/21/2006 3:28 PM  
Blogger j jo said...

kar: thanks, dear. :) btw, yup, you can still come see your term paper. i'll be in school the rest of the week. just give me a heads up when you're coming so i can prepare them ahead of time :)

danica: true, true. couldn't have said it better :)

alex: oh yes. the buckets and buckets of tears part works wonders for the soul :)

gem: that's nice to know, dear :)

nicki: exactly. i don't think i can do it in 5 counts, though. i give myself around 3 minutes - 5 minutes to let fear do its thing. but that's it. no more, no less :)

idol ng bayan: tara. pero teka. sino ka muna? :)

4/23/2006 12:04 PM  
Blogger nicole a. said...

hi miss platon!!

4/23/2006 9:01 PM  
Blogger j jo said...

hello nikki :)

4/26/2006 2:30 PM  
Anonymous ------ said...

if you feel miserable... just think that someone else is more miserable than you are...

4/27/2006 12:11 AM  
Blogger j jo said...

i don't think i can ever use someone else's pain to alleviate mine. especially someone specific, or someone whom i know.

however, if i think in general about the things in this world that are bigger than i am, then i guess that could work. but only if the said 5-minute strategy doesn't. :)

who are you, by the way?

4/27/2006 1:12 PM  
Anonymous kar said...

Yay thanks Ms. :) How about this Tuesday? Hehe. Or Thursday. Or Saturday. Whatever works :)

4/28/2006 1:42 AM  
Blogger psstbossing! said...

ako si idol. ang konsensha mo. mooooooooo --- mooooooooo (sound ng mumu)

4/29/2006 8:26 PM  
Blogger j jo said...

kar: alright, tues or thurs, it is. if i'm not in the faculty room, i'm in kamalayan :)

idol: di ako takot sa sounds mo. pero kay godzilla, oo. haha ganda. konsensya? tama ka diyan. hehe. :)

5/01/2006 4:49 PM  

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