Sometimes, we get depressed because we think life is supposed to be better or more comfortable. The hard truth is that life IS depressing—but HOPE doesn’t have to be logical. Maurice Harker, CMHC, the owner and director of Life Changing Services, talks about the realities of life and how focusing on what is hopeful can make this depressing world a better place.
“When it comes to the science of brain chemistry, having something you’re getting excited about does not require it to be logical,” says Harker. “And so, hope does not have to be based on something that’s logical. It just has to have a flicker of possibility to it. And then, if you are one of the crazy ones, like Thomas Edison, that really thinks you can create a light bulb—and mathematically speaking, nineteen hundred and ninety-nine times, that should convince you it’s not going to work. ”
Seth Adam Smith is a best-selling, award-winning author and blogger whose writings have been translated into over thirty languages and featured on Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, the Today Show, Forbes, and many other news outlets around the world. Seth is using all of his resources to prevent suicide and help others fight depression. His story was featured in the Mormon Message “Sitting on the Bench: Thoughts on Suicide Awareness and Prevention.” He is also working on a series of YA novels set in Colonial America.