Everything is going to be alright. This is what I say to myself more or less everyday. I do not see things any other way, and because of this I have found myself to be an optimist in nearly all situations. We may live in a cruel world but there is so much to be thankful for.
I know what you might be thinking, and no, I am not high on drugs right now or had a traumatic experience that made me reassess my life. I guess it just struck me today while walking around downtown Ann Arbor.
There is beauty in everything, and in the ugly, painful, horrible things you will discover strength which is really the best thing you can have. I have seen a lot of people in my life that are in pain; psychological, physical, and emotional, and all I can say is things will be okay in the end. Everything will work out for you one way or another. You might get hurt, but you have the ability to heal.
When I find myself in distress I remind myself it is part of the human condition. All people have felt a deep sensation of worthlessness, hatred, or shame at one point or another. No one is immune, and to think you are alone in your suffering is delusional. I take great comfort in knowing I am not alone in all aspects of emotional complexities I face, and you should as well.
Death used to be my biggest fear for the future, but lately that has changed. Those who are dead need not worry about anything, pain or otherwise and therefor are at peace. They return to the world in which they came from in the first place and there is nothing unnatural about it.
The world is beautiful. Everything is going to be alright.