Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I know it doesn't work. Just like student loans in the US, declaring bankruptcy won't get you out of it.
And the hunger? The fear? Those forces don't care about the future, it's something you have to handle, if for no other reason then because nothing else will.
Hope has its uses, but it can also be a form of slavery. Much like the past is nothing but a recollection, the future is speculation without substance. The only part you can influence, for better or worse, is the here and now.
Time is clay and we are the craftsmen, whether we like it or not. You can work to shape the lump or just sit and watch it dry, but eventually it hardens all the same.
This is a very thoughtful answer. "Time is clay and we are the craftsmen" is a beautiful metaphor.
So, giving up.
No, definitely I'm against it, I don't understand it: it's our life, there are so many ways of living it, even if sometimes we have the impression there's no way out: and it's exactly because they have made us think that the only right way was the one that went wrong. It's not true.
Accepting, that is fine.
Sometimes, accepting and giving up are so similar you can't tell the difference.
You see it in the long term. Accepting things you can't change imply a change in you, you grow in a different shape, like a tree that grows around an obstacle, giving up... you just stop growing and evolving.
Concordo com você, amei a resposta.