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Examining My Thoughts

Melvyn Tan
Melvyn Tan
1 min read

These days, I am beginning to not trust myself.

Here’s why.

For a period of time, I have come to think that my thoughts are the truth.

However, I soon realized that is not the case.

For instance, when I see someone more successful than I am, I will immediately think that “I am not good enough”.

As a result of that thought pattern, I have not been able to truly celebrate in the success of others.

Instead, I feel lousy. I am envious. At times, I am even resentful.

I have been seeking therapy since August this year. And I am pleased with my progress.

Now I learned to examine my thoughts. To critically ask myself if my thoughts are a reflection of the truth. Or otherwise.

I now realized that my brain has been playing tricks on me.

Now, I am able to genuinely celebrate in the success of others. To be happy for them. And also to learn from them.

Melvyn Tan

Despite living the good life at midlife, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. My aim here is to reinvent midlife, learn new skills, and understand how the world works post-COVID.