I hypothesize that answering YES to either of these questions would mark the beginning of the end of life. If nothing is left to be gained, then what is the point of being something? Perhaps our train of thought has become skewed, or maybe individuals refuse to seek what is beyond what they have been told life is supposed to be. My concept is that we should always seek knowledge, always seek improvement.
At this ripe age, we have put high school behind us; we are working towards achieving financial success and eternal happiness. But what is happiness, a moment of pure bliss or a constant presence that sits within us day and night? Happiness is a state of mind that we need to constantly work towards obtaining. Happiness is not something you obtain and hold onto tightly to never let go. Happiness will escape us, it will slip through the cracks when we least expect it.
Negative circumstances will never cease to occur in everyday life, but it is how we respond to these negatives that will allow us to prolong this sensation of happiness.
So how can we have this sensation come to us on a regular basis? Don’t be afraid of the dark.
Simple, right? Let me elaborate: individuals are intimidated of what they don’t know, they’re afraid of admitting their own faults and they are afraid of showing weakness. These appear to be a common theme in behavior I’ve observed throughout my life. But why does it have to be this way? We will never know the sensation of knowing everything, we will never be free from fault, and there isn’t a human being who isn’t susceptible to moments of weakness. Anyone who feels they can defy odds on these topics remains in a blissful ignorance towards what life really is. Humans are walking paradoxes; we will never have all of the answers, so the only thing we can do is build off of previous human knowledge and behavior to improve our own lives.
The very idea of any of these being false is absurd. One must have the ability to admit to not knowing, but be eager to learn and find out the truth. Admit your faults to yourself; once you are aware and admit there is an issue, the easier it is to work on self-improvement. Single out behaviors you deem a problem and work towards changing it. It’s nothing to fear, everyone has their individual set of faults. Everyone has moments where they feel their world is crashing down. Don’t be afraid to show your true colors and seek assistance in dealing with these circumstances. A helping hand can go a long way and it can benefit you more than you may believe. Having a support system is necessary in dealing with traumatic life moments. These small steps will empower you, allow you to focus on self-improvement, and allow you to further connect with mankind.
Answers aren’t always obvious. Sometimes it takes a leap of faith in one direction to find out how you really feel about something. Life is a series of complications mixed with radical emotions, all the while factoring in conscientiousness. No one is supposed to have this game of life figured out and no one is supposed to have all the answers. This is what makes human life such a unique gift. As string theory states, there are infinite universes with infinite possibilities. Each decision we make can present our lives with a new set of circumstances. So be open, be loving, be caring, be everything you’ve ever wanted to be. Don’t fear the past; learn from it and grow as an individual. Become something greater because of what you’ve been through, don’t let what you’ve been through define who you are. You are not alone, everyone has their own set of baggage they carry with them.
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