Life: how you see it

Jun 28 2017 / ItsOhkay
Life: how you see it

Try searching ‘Life’ on the internet.  One gets thousands of quotes and essays on life being a bed of roses. Write ups on how people brave all the adverse situations and emerge victorious at the end of it. Tons of thoughts celebrating the beauty of life, the ecstasy of being alive flood the books and articles. But at the end, we should realize that the rarest essence of rose is a thorn. Life may be a bed of roses, but roses still have thorns.

Difficulties are an inseparable part of life. Difficulties test the courage, patience, perseverance and true character of a human being. Adversity and hardships make a person strong and ready to face the challenges of life with equanimity. There is no doubt that there can be no gain without pain. It is only when one toils and sweats it out that success is nourished and sustained

According to me, life is a disappointment. Ever since I was small, I was told to be thankful for our life.”It’s a god’s gift”, people used to say. But I don’t understand how can enjoy our lives when we see palpable amount of misery and suffering around us. Not just that, we look at it, feel sad and move on with our lives, not even bothering to think of a solution. How many of us have helped the old lady who picks up the garbage? How many of us have provided any help or assistance to a hungry child on the streets? We can only live without caring about them if we make a safe little bubble around ourselves. Remember though, that it’s still a bubble and it will burst at the slightest touch.

In conclusion, we need to be the change we wish to see around us. Start doing something good for the society and others will follow. Pour your heart out when you assist the blind man while crossing the road. Experience the contentment and the gratification on making someone smile. Be a part of organizations that aim to make a change in the world. After all we must contribute our bit for the betterment of the world.

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