Life is a strange thing. It's riddled with happy and sad moments, and they almost always come together. It's not black or white, but some bittersweet rhapsody that leaves us confused and not knowing if we should laugh or cry.
Redditt's r/FunnyandSad group is all about sharing these moments. Founded in November 2013, it has grown into a large online community of almost 700k members. The group's popularity is the best proof that there are a lot of people out there that appreciate life's little ironies.
We've compiled a list of the 45 interesting posts, and you are going to love them. And hate them.
Sadness is a part of life, and we should face it instead of ignoring it. What do experts say?
Emma Morton from the University of British Columbia says that things we focus on (successes or failures) can impact our long-term mental wellbeing. Conversely, if we concentrate only on things that go wrong or could possibly go wrong can trap us in a continuous loop of self-criticism and unease.
This feeling can lead to low self-esteem and possibly depression. But, there are other ways to end up stuck in these pessimistic thinking patterns, too.
There you have it; it's a plan.