Friday, October 7, 2011

Good Days.

"If the bad times weren't so bad, the good times wouldn't be so good." - Anonymous

I've been thinking about this quote. What it means, well, that's obvious. Without bad days, you wouldn't appreciate the good days. When I first heard this, I thought it was completely true. It can apply to many things in life.

But then I really started to think about it.

If everyday that I lived was a good day, would I really stop appreciating them? Now I don't mean the most amazing day of my life where everything is perfect and goes exactly according to plan (but I don't think I'd complain if that is how my day went. Who would?). Just a simple day where I can reflect back at the end and say, "Today was a good day. I enjoyed it."

Right now, I don't think I'd be any less thankful. Why would I? I mean, it may not be the sort of appreciation where I'm like, "Oh thank God today was a good day. I don't think I could handle anymore stress and drama. I'm so grateful today was calm and enjoyable!" I don't really like when I come home at the end of the day and think that it's a relief the day was good.

There could be a couple downers, but if it ended with me thinking the day was fun, enjoyable, or just overall good, I'd be happy. If anything, wouldn't it be a good thing to reflect on your life after so many years of pleasant days, and think, "Man, my life is pretty great!" ?

Plus, no one likes bad days. If you love bad days, you're weird. And also, that would technically count as a good day since you enjoyed the badness.

...I think I'm getting a bit off track. Anyway. Do any of you agree/disagree with the quote? Maybe someone can emphasize more on it.


  1. if every day was exactly the same, we'd be bored. mundane.

    we need to have the bad days.

    everything is about balance. when the bad days come i, remember that it will end. everything works out. one way or another

  2. lol! Love ur post, cos u make me think. Yes u are right, who would love a bad day?

    you just remind me of the most recent popular quotes:

    "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." (Steve Jobs, 2005)

    So, be urself and Do not belittle or disregard those different from you, for without them, you would cease to be special. :)

    Have a nice day!

  3. No, I totally agree.
    Just like if everyday was a bad day, the good days when they came would seem extra good. And vice versa.

  4. I don't mean that they'd be exactly the same. Different things happen, we go on with life, but the day was a good day. Not the same thing over and over.

    Like, what if days were good, or amazing? I'd like that right about now. Maybe I'll change my mind eventually.

  5. I rarely have bad days but I don't think that means I appreciate the good days any less. I am thankful for every good day regardless of whether it's followed a bad day or not. So yeah, I don't really agree with that quote. :)

  6. Hi there, I just came across your blog and I absolutely love it! It's sort of similar to what I'm trying to achieve with mine, actually.

    Anyway, in response to this post, I sort of do agree with the quote. Think of it this way, if you lived next to Disneyland and could visit it every summer, then travelling to other theme parks around the world wouldn't be as exciting. And, soon, even the excitement of Disneyland would probably wear off. Lame example but I hope you understand my point? But I do agree with what you say as well, instead of bad and good, good and amazing work equally well. So, to enjoy Disneyland, you wouldn't necessarily have to live in a dump. :P

  7. Awh, thanks ^_^"

    Well, good think I hate Disneyland :P I'm not too fond of little kiddy rides and $100 ticket prices... lol But I do see your point.


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