-- Truth Be Told Quotes
Ever notice how obsessed we are with finding happiness? Like
there’s a map with turn-by-turn directions to a place called
Maybe it’d be better to shut off the nav and enjoy some side trips up peaks and down valleys, into joys and sorrows, passing through disappointments and emerging into renewed hopes.
In the end, all those little ups and downs are what keep the journey interesting and keep us growing into our best selves.
This quote about happiness helps teens see that emotional ups and downs are a normal part of life. They may have heard the quote that goes something like, “I hope that your life is as good as your worst days on Instagram,” which is to say, the reality people present on social media is usually far more consistently wonderful than real life. People post the highlights and the brags, not the mundane reality.
This quote about happiness is meant to help teens see that the low points and the sad moments are part of the journey that helps someone grow. Sadness and negative moments are often a part of the experience that is life... and the negative moments usually pass in time.
It’s important for teens to be aware of the difference between normal life hills/valleys and depression. When sadness doesn’t pass, it’s ok to ask for help.
Also see the quote, "It's ok to feel bad sometimes."
Questions to prompt discussion, journaling, essays for high school health class and social emotional development lessons:
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