Sadness is profound. Breaking up with your girl friend is the stuff of pimple poetry. No one hurts as tritely or deep.
David Byrne summed it up. His lyrics are genius in “Sad Song”.
Sadness is unavoidable. Like eating an entire cheesecake. The first slice is awful…good. Eating the entire thing is more compulsion than pleasure.
Sadness is art. Great films and plays are ALWAYS tragedies. Comedies are fluff. True beauty lies in the exposition of the details of pain. If great pain and suffering are not involved, how can a work be considered slash your wrists enlightenment? To shed light, high art must portray the darkest human condition. The delicate nuance of suffering must be exposed.
Or ya could just read “The Secret” or Jonathan Livingston Seagull again…. If we un-will suffering and blame ourselves for life’s owies, we have discovered deep eternal truth. Truth that hurts. Like eating an entire cheesecake. Going deeper into suffering and pain seems to be the cure for sadness.
Or maybe not.
Maybe self help do it yourself spiritual evolution books lead to pure joy and ascension. Do not cut across the vein.