Insight: What is life?

27 Jun 2020


I have questioned myself many times about life, realising that life is beautiful but not every time. Life is a combination of happiness and sadness, comfort and pain, encouragement and frustration, love and hatred, relief and sorrow, struggle and giving up. What life throws at us makes us strong and gives us the courage to stand alone and fight for not only ourselves, but also others.

None on earth has ever become successful unless they have gone through hardships and failures. Life is full of different paths, it depends on us to choose the correct one. To me, life is not easy because you have to struggle. It is a place where you come in contact with people, and many of them break you. People use other people and then say bad things behind their back. Many of them degrade you, thereby crushing your personality.

All you need to do is to realise that they are haters and you don’t have to care about them, they are just angry because the truth you speak contradicts the lie they run after all their life.

Life is a challenge. Everyone has their burden, what counts is how you carry it. People come and go, but, guess what, you have to go on, however much it hurts. You miss people who were in your life, that’s the way they remind you that they still exist in your life.

We should always give opportunities a try when they come knocking, leaving no room for regrets. And don’t forget the power in the struggle, for along the way you will learn a lot and grow. And you know what, giving up for someone or something doesn’t mean that you are weak; it means that you want to take another opportunity and try it to succeed.

Life is a journey with so many options; it throws open for you a world to discover. Don’t ever be frustrated in the face of failure, pluck up your courage and try once more with all your might.

Published in Dawn, Young World, June 27th, 2020