To make your life easier for any of us, we will allow ourselves to give you some advice on this topic. How to turn disadvantages into advantages?
Recently, it has become fashionable to complain that you have to pay for life in big cities, and pay very dearly - bad ecology, eternal stress at work, low-quality products, where "the devil knows what they have splashed …". And all this leads to the fact that a significant part of people - and not only in our country - are born, to put it mildly, not entirely healthy.
Dale Carnegie once advised: "If you got a lemon, make lemonade out of it." Diseases and ailments are not always cured, alas, but any of us can make our life easier. And in this article we will allow ourselves to give you some advice on this topic.
1. Shortly before the death of the famous singer Ray Charles, a film about his life, which was called "Ray", was released. In one of his scenes, at the very beginning, the mother invites the future singer to learn a simple commandment - do not let others perceive yourself as disabled. And this is really very important - if only because the role of the "unfortunate" often causes nothing but pity, and it is good only in small doses.
2. Do not focus on your shortcomings - the less they know about it, the better. In addition, a lot can be attributed to illness, but not all. And if the body is weak, develop your mind: the famous American physicist Stephen Hawking has been completely paralyzed for twenty years, but this does not prevent him from being one of the most famous popularizers of science. And the books he wrote aroused the interest of many, from Salvador Dali to Bill Clinton.
3. As the comic group "Monty Python" sang, "Always look on the bright side of life" - look for the good in everything. Think not about what you cannot do for some reason - for example, the author of these lines has never been given drawing - but about what is given to you. Well, there is no reason to doubt that something has been "given" to you - as they say, if God closes all windows and doors, he will leave the window open.
4. Hence the next advice - do not get tired of looking for yourself in the most unexpected areas. Health problems can block your path to much, but not everything in the world. Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder did not stop being blind from becoming legendary musicians.
5. "If you are an artist or musician - be sure to come first!" - once asserted Gemma from "Spring Waters" Turgenev. This is also true for a person with "flaws" - and this, perhaps, is his happiness. If you do or try to do "your" business well, with full dedication, your problems will be forgotten very quickly, even if you do not make a secret of them.
6. Some illnesses and problems can actually come from complexes. The famous poet Nikolai Gumilyov said that as a child he was a rather painful child, but once he realized that weakness is not always an honorable thing, and decided to "do it himself", acting against the circumstances.
And as a result, almost the first poet in Russian literature was born with a personality psychology, strong in body and spirit, despite the fact that the cult of refined weakness reigned in literature and in society at that time. Gumilyov visited Africa several times, participated in the First World War and more than once showed real courage in battle. So ask yourself - what is interesting to know if you are worse than him?
7. Do not withdraw into yourself - live life to the fullest. Whatever kind of your problems, sunny weather, good mood and everything else has not been canceled yet - and this is most important. Rejoice at what you have, even if you are "limited" in many ways - but not in everything!
And finally, be ready to laugh at your own flaw yourself, without waiting for others to do it - if, of course, it is possible. Laughter, a joke, an ironic attitude - they are the ones who are able to disarm any taunts addressed to you. "Smile, gentlemen, smile!" - as the once unforgettable Baron Munchausen advised.