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Is life supposed to be always fun

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 Is life supposed to be fun all the time


Hi, welcome to Ask Alex.  

Thank you for your question and thank you for contacting us.  

It’s important to recognise that life is a complex journey with its ups and downs. It is not realistic to expect life to be positive and enjoyable all the time. Life presents us with a range of experiences, challenges, and emotions, including joy, sadness, stress, and excitement.  

It’s normal to have moments of happiness and fulfilment, as well as moments of difficulty and struggle. These challenges can provide opportunities for growth, resilience, and learning. It’s through navigating the ups and downs that we gain insights into ourselves, develop our coping skills, and find meaning in our lives.  

However, if you are feeling overwhelmed or consistently experiencing negative emotions, it’s crucial to reach out for support.  Reach out to a trusted adult, such as a parent, guardian, teacher, or mental health professional who can provide you with guidance and help you navigate these emotions and challenges.   

If you would like to chat with someone further then you can contact Childline by phone on 1800 66 66 66, or through our web chat on You can start a chat by clicking on the orange Live Chat tab on the right-hand side of your screen. Childline is here for you anytime and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is a free and confidential service. Childline is non-judgemental and we will not tell you what to do; instead Childline can help you explore what options may be available to you.  

Taking care of your mental health is an essential aspect of leading a happy life. 

Take care of yourself, we would love to hear from you soon. 


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