Sadness is for suckers

Great quote I heard in Netflix’s The Get Down.   The Get Down takes place in the late 70’s Bronx where life was tough and there was no room/time for sadness.

Sadness isn’t only for suckers, it’s also a luxury.   Every year in the US, there are twice as many suicides as there are homicides.

Sadness and suicide are an outlet for the rich rather than a path taken by the true hopeless.

Do you feel like there are inequities against you?  It’s probably the case that there are people who have it way worse than you.   You can use that energy as motivation rather than something that weighs you even further down.

Inequities are anchors other people put on you.  But sadness is something you put on yourself.