Basic UK 164464 Folder Collection
After playing the video, you can click or select the word to look it up in the dictionary.
Loading...
Report Subtitle Errors
Melancholy isn't exactly a word on everybody's lips.
But we should pay more attention to it, even seek it out from time to time.
Melancholy is a species of sadness that arises when we're open to the fact that life is inherently difficult,
and that suffering and disappointment are core parts of universal experience.
It's not a disorder that needs to be cured.
Modern society tends to emphasize buoyancy and cheerfulness, but we have to admit that reality is for the most part about grief and loss.
The good life is not one immune to sadness, but one in which suffering contributes to our development.
Melancholy is an underused word. It doesn't mean grim and miserable.
It means grasping without rage the fact that the world is full of folly and greed, that it is rare to find inner peace,
that it's hard to live comfortably with those we love, that it's very unusual to have a career that's both financially rewarding and morally uplifting,
that many decent people have a very hard time.
Often sadness simply makes a lot of sense.
We learn so late about stuff...You've wasted years; everyone has.
You can only avoid regret by switching off your imagination.
The wisdom of the melancholy attitude, as opposed to the bitter or angry one, lies in the understanding that the sorrow isn't just about you,
that you have not been singled out, that your suffering belongs to humanity in general.
To take that fully to heart is to become more compassionate and less vengeful.
The melancholy facts shouldn't make us desperate, rather more forgiving, kinder, and better able to focus on what really matters while there's still time.
    You must  Log in  to get the function.
Tip: Click on the article or the word in the subtitle to get translation quickly!

Loading…

Loading…

On Feeling Melancholy

164464 Folder Collection
Reina published on September 8, 2015
More Recommended Videos

Comments

Loading…
  1. 1. Search word

    Select word on the caption to look it up in the dictionary!

  2. 2. Repeat single sentence

    Repeat the same sentence to enhance listening ability

  3. 3. Shortcut

    Shortcut!

  4. 4. Close caption

    Close the English caption

  5. 5. Embed

    Embed the video to your blog

  6. 6. Unfold

    Hide right panel

  1. Listening Quiz

    Listening Quiz!

  1. Click to open your notebook

  1. UrbanDictionary 俚語字典整合查詢。一般字典查詢不到你滿意的解譯,不妨使用「俚語字典」,或許會讓你有滿意的答案喔