310. Don’t Take Things Personally

Jesus tells His disciples in Matthew 6 not to take things personally but to forgive others who sin against you. He exemplified His advice when He forgave those who crucified Him.

I once tutored a college student who took everything personally ā€“ to an extreme. Her life was a mess. When something good happened to her, she felt good. When bad things came her way, she went into a pit of her own making. Her life was all on the surface, like the rind of an orange. It was as if she were undeveloped on the inside. One day she committed suicide.

About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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