‘I wish that I was good enough’ – Lewis Capaldi
So I keep hearing a couple of songs on the radio,
And they’re depressing as f*ck tbh
“I’m going under and this time I fear there’s no one to save me… I guess I kinda liked the way you numbed all the pain”…
‘I wish that I was good enough’
Like C’mon man get a hold of yourself,
In the book ‘Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz, He shares a story about a man and woman who meet and they lived happily for years, One day after several years or so he must have got caught up in his feelings or something because he decided to put a star that was drawn to him and merged his soul with it (yeah seriously) to the woman…
Within minutes the woman dropped and broke the star
The star was symbolic for the man’s Happiness When he gave it to the woman he was giving her the responsibility for his happiness and she dropped it because it was so overwhelming.
The reason emotionally depressing songs Like Someone You Loved & Hold me while you wait’ That I quoted above sell so well is because people relate to them when they go through breakups or ‘Wishing they were good enough’ for someone
We relate to them because we give our friends, family, partners sometimes even colleagues the impossible task of being responsible for our happiness…
This is impossible because nobody can ever know what is running through your head, what you think and what you feel at any moment and they have themselves to make happy as well.
Putting your happiness into someone else’s hands is actually selfish, No matter how much you say you love them.
If you want to be happy you need to stop outsourcing it to someone and bring it inhouse.
Because you will never be good enough for someone, If you aren’t good enough for yourself
(*Search the man who didn’t believe in love if you want to read the actual story, or get the Mastery of Love book)