During their visits with the old wise man, some of the villagers were beginning to complain about the same problems every time.
So one day, he told them a joke and everyone roared in laughter.
After a couple of minutes, he told them the same joke and only a few of them smiled.
When he told the same joke for the third time, no one laughed anymore.
The wise man smiled and said, “You can’t laugh at the same joke over and over. So why are you still crying over the same problem?”
Is there something in the past you’ve said or done that hurts to think about? A moment you hope new friends will never have to hear of? A moment that doesn’t reflect the person you are or would like to be?
If so, is there something within your control that could be done about it?
If yes, then isn't there something you can do and move on?
If no, then isn't there nothing you can do except learn from it and move on?
Let go for dear life...
PS. Here's a silly Comedy Central skit on solving all of your problems in minutes, does it reflect how we see mental health and the value of councilors? Not at all. But perhaps it wouldn't be humorous if there wasn't a bit of truth.
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