Words are powerful. Very powerful. Words form the basis of magic. Casting a spell involves words. The fundamental basis of all magic is language. Spelling, or putting letters together to make a word, is the same activity as spellcasting. Think of the power a single word can have when it is spoken to someone else. Now think of the words which have power over you, whether you are the one saying that word, or it is a word spoken by someone else.
Now what are the words you use which you should never say to yourself? What are the words you should never use? What are the words you should never even have in your mind? Think about this. Think about the words you use, and the toxic parts of your vocabulary, and how the toxic part of your language affects the energy around you, fills your mind, shapes your brain. How do these words affect the energy between you and someone else? Think about the effects of that toxic vocabulary put into words and sentences and shared or used against people, and how it serves to create divisions, hostility, shuts down discussions and discourse. How is the political discourse the politicians and media are feeding you affecting you in your community? How effective is that political discourse in getting you and others where you need to go in life?
You want a clear example? Try Brexit.
How is that one word used in its various contexts creating hostility, hostility to everyone you meet, everything you see, and the other areas of life and society? How about the hostility which is directed towards yourself?
Think about this. You wake up in the morning and you are angry. You are hostile. You see your life as not enough. You see others as not enough. Your first reaction to everything is critical. Your first reaction is that "This is not good enough". These people are not good enough.
Here you have two power words 'blame' and 'deserve'. I blame them. I deserve this. You feel entitled. These are three words which are lethal and toxic to humanity - blame, deserve and entitled. If you could erase those three words from your mind, completely, you would have no idea how much better you would feel and how much easier things would become. If you never ever used those three words again things would be so much easier in your life, you would not be so depressed. You're not entitled to anything. Blaming others, or blaming anything, it dis-empowers you. You might as well lock yourself in shackles and handcuffs. Seriously. It opens your mind to the mental health virus known as ideology and when ideology takes root your individuality and integrity will be eaten away. Your perception will become distorted.
This is the whole issue of following an ideology. Any ideology. You set yourself up as having a solution - usually someone else's solution - and blaming other people for some sort of failure, be it a moral failure, political failure or any other sort of failure. You place yourself into a position of social conflict. Rest assured that if you are blaming someone else, other people are blaming you. Have you ever thought of how many people there could be out there blaming you and pointing the finger at you? How would you like to dwell on that thought? If you are blaming others, then someone is also blaming you.
But also choices can have an infinite number of consequences. If you are blaming others, rest assured that someone is taking anti-depressants because they know you, or they have developed social anxiety, or depression. Someone has changed their perspective of other people because of you. How would you like to dwell on that thought?
There's nothing wrong with being a young conservative or debating the principles of socialism while you're in your 20's, still trying to figure the world out and also still trying to get your shit together. But there comes a point in life where you have to find your own way to a laundrette, figure out your own life script, your own game plan, create your own language, culture and community, and walk your own path through life without needing to suck on the tit of external authority.
People who are native English speakers just don't realize or understand the enormous advantages their language gives them. English has more words than any other language on the planet, at well over a million. Out of well over a million words, at most you're probably not going to develop a vocabulary of more than 40,000 to 50,000 words. Go to university and knock yourself out being an intellectual, go be a professor and you're going to struggle to get a vocabulary of more than 50,000 words. Out of the million and more words, and your vocabulary of 40,000 words, you're probably not going to use more than say 300-400 words every day.
This is also why English is so popular as a second language. No other language offers you the opportunity to communicate with other people knowing just a couple of dozen words. Then you have 300 million people, Americans, working to make English even simpler. Take for example the word pavement, which Americans changed to sidewalk after a few of them got squashed by cars while walking down the middle of the road. This is also why Americans changed horse riding to horse back riding, after some Americans kept tugging the tail of horses and getting kicked in the face.
You can seek to make each day in some way meaningful, and to wrap that meaning in language.
This is the final choice. Choose to get up, every single day, and seek out and find some significance or meaning in your day. You may not know what is going to happen in your day but your day is significant? Why? Your day is special because you've woken up, you can breathe, you are conscious, and you can pee. Doesn't matter what you have and what you haven;t got, what matters is that you're awake, you're alive and you just are. Just because you are. Tell yourself that this day is never going to come again. I'm never going to live through the events of today ever again. I will not have the chance to go through any events which take place today ever again. I will not have the same chance to connect to people as I have today ever again. I will never see the sun in the sky. Or hear the music. Just this way as it is today, ever again. Nothing in my life will ever come again this way.
Just that choice alone, that single choice, should cleanse your heart and your mind of any bitterness which exists. Choose to live for yourself, and live for the moment.