Monday, March 23, 2015

When Your Mind is Filled with Meh

You know what I am talking about. Meh. It’s like being blah, but meh has a special nuance. Meh has ambivalence and nothingness all wrapped up in three little letters with a quiet yet strangely guttural sound if uttered correctly. Meh is blah on steroids.

I once went a whole week with nothing but meh. How was your day? Meh. How was dinner? Meh. Did you have a good time at the movies? Meh. You get the picture.

As you might have guessed, too much meh can really get in the way of life. For one thing, when you are meh all the time, you drive people nuts. For another, you lose ambition. It’s possible to have so much meh that you start talking yourself out of doing anything fun, constructive or productive because nothing feels enjoyable or worthwhile. Meh can literally take over your mind, and if you give it too much authority, your world. 

In the old days, people with too much meh would have been called melancholy. Now, they’d probably be called depressed. If you’ve got a mind full of meh and it won’t go away, you might get put on medication. That’s okay. Sometimes people need anti-meh meds. It’s better than the alternative, which is to ostracize people around you, lose your job or worse.

I’m betting there are some of you out there who have minds full of meh. I’m also betting you wish you didn’t because, while having a little meh is normal, having lots of it just plain sucks. Here’s the advertisement part of this blog: if you are feeling meh most of the time, don’t just blow it off. Talk to someone, someone who isn’t meh. Bonus points if that someone is a doctor. You deserve better than meh.
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