Is it ok to be sad?
If you have had someone close to you die or you are having a relationship upheaval, then you are expected to be sad. Acceptable sad. You get lots of understanding and support with this sad.
What if, you just suddenly feel sad?
Maybe you are tired of life sad? Thinking about your life sad? Confusing situations sad? Woke up with sad? Those are worrying sads. Those sads are hard to understand, hard to support. Those sads are risky so we fear them. What if one of those sads put you into a low so low that it became depression? Depression is disastrous.
The problem is, sad won’t be controlled. Maybe we should just accept sad and not fear it. That will take the wind out of its sails. Sad is just sad, that is all.