Recently, I’ve been cleaning and I have come across something I have forgotten about a long time ago. It was a white A4 page covered on both sides with words. And these words formed an article which has contained my reflections on life. I have written it years ago – I must have been around 16 or 17 years old. Also, for this reason I was really surprised when I read it. It seems that my views and observations that I have found so true in life and have forgotten for many years, have already appeared back then. And it sounds refreshing written in the words of a teen! That’s why I want to share it with you. Hopefully, someone apart from me will find it equally interesting (and at times also funny 😉 ).
A few words more seriously
Let’s start from the beginning. We are born. Just like a rising sun or a seed that has grown enough to finally emerge out of the ground, we leave the wombs of our mothers. We start to maturate very fast. The life awaited us and here it comes…
‘Life is so short’, we catch ourselves thinking. Well, I’d agree that it really is. However, I’d say that most of us don’t even live for 70%. We waste our valuable time on hanging around, doing simply nothing or even worse – looking for a perfect life. Yet, does such a thing really exist? We want it to. That’s for sure. Some people actually want it too much. They try to persuade themselves and others that for example Michael Jackson is still alive and somehow lives underground with Elvis (!) (oh, yes it is an existing opinion). Why do we fool ourselves? Will it change anything? Why do we try to build a perfect life, a perfect reality? Actually, in my opinion, live of us all are completely imperfect. Even if we think that celebrities really do have no worries, after a while we might accidentally come across an article saying that for instance Eminem suffers from depression. We will read it, believe it or maybe just laugh at it. Anyway, I bet that we will forget it and soon return to the previous assumption.
Let’s say that we do really want to do something with our lives. We even plan it, very ambitiously. However, in most of us, the natural tendency towards laziness will sooner or later win. That’s okay if we aren’t planning to achieve anything. The truth is, sitting listlessly on the couch and eating popcorn/chips/cookies all the time might even make us lose in our life battle.
The other thing is ‘What will people say?’ type of thinking. I’m truly devoted to the rule of taking things easy, not caring what others say if I’m convinced that what I’m doing is right with me. I reckon that’s what makes us special: being different from each other. Nowadays, our society is actually trying to kill our individuality. China and Russia are the true leaders of such aspirations but unfortunately we can’t fool ourselves that we are much better than they are.
As Pascal said ‘Man is a reed, the weakest of nature, but he is a thinking reed.’ What distinguishes us from the world of plants and animals is that we think. So I say let’s do it! Let’s lay our hands on our lives and try to make the best of them. I can assure you that you won’t regret it.