As a society, we often use the word “never” to describe a situation or feeling that seems to go on forever. But the truth is, the concept of “never” is constantly changing and relative to each individual’s perspective.
For example, a child in second-year may feel like an interminably long math lesson will never end, while an adult who has experienced a chronic health issue might view a bad cold as a minor inconvenience that will eventually pass.
It’s important to remember that while some things may seem to last forever in the moment, most things that we worry about or view as never-ending will eventually come to an end. Rather than getting stuck in a negative mindset of “never,” it can be helpful to try to reframe our thoughts and remind ourselves that eventually, this too shall pass.