I was in Psyc class today and I was reading something that said that peoples' irrational thoughts lead to lower self-esteem and depression even. An example of an irrational thought would be the following: "I need love to survive" or "I can't live without my bf/gf." Irrational, if you ask me. You don't need love or a partner to live happily. You're FORCING yourself to believe that, but it truly isn't the case. "I should have a purpose in life" is another irrational thought. Who's to say you SHOULD have one? No one. You'll eventually find one. The fact that you haven't found your purpose yet is by no means a reason to kill yourself or feel down. People should get such irrational thoughts of their head and start thinking positively if they ever want to get better in life. You don't NEED a therapist to do this either. Studies have shown that around the same number of people have gotten over their problems on their own without a therapist's help. On a rather different note, people give up way too easily and are blinded by their own irrational thoughts. Some people don't SEE the light because they don't wanna see it (keyword: SOME). Any thoughts?