Life isn’t always like walking in the park. It is not all about walking freely. It is not about not being observant. But is it about noticing every single change the world has to offer. It is a matter of facing different struggles you never imagine overcoming it. Wherever part of the universe we would want to settle, life always has it’s way of pulling us down and make us worked the hardest ever.
Sometimes for people who have nothing than a monthly pay out that isn’t even enough to cover the monthly dues, life is more than a challenge. But maybe if we try to see the other side of the road and compare the huge gap of what life being born in poverty to those who were born with a golden spoon in their mouth, we can say that no matter what life status you hold, life has always things for you that will test your willingness in either taking the challenge or just give up without giving a tight fight.
I ain’t writing this to complain about how difficult my life is or how good the life of other people are. I am writing an observation–an observation that actually both has positive and negative side despite the life style we choose to have. Honestly, I also had a good time in life. Although it all the bestest ever, I can say that once in that so-called journey of life, there is always good that comes after the bad times.This isn’t an indication that I am having a terrible life, what I’m saying is that we have have our fare share of difficulties. Difficulties, struggles, challenges, however we name it, the question that will lead us on is have we done our best to get what we want to have in life? Have we tried to do the best we can to achieve who wanted to be?
As I continue through the path of observing how everyone is battling their own battle, I’ve come to realize the different forms of human we choose to become.
People that call themselves less fortunate.
It is funny that there is a word as such however, how would you define the word less fortunate anyway. Do you mean physically and mentally disabled?
Do you mean those who do not want to work hard and make their life better? What qualifies someone to be even considered as one?
It is how I see it. I don’t believe that there is some one who is born less fortunate. What I believe is that whatever you want to be in life, you have to work hard to have it. I see people who wheeled themselves selling products on the street. I see people too old to be carrying products they sell. So what an excuse to say that you are less fortunate?
We can’t just call ourselves less fortunate because we can’t even land a job. We can’t just call ourselves less fortunate because no one believes in us. For me, that is a totally a lame excuse for not doing your part. Honestly, skills can be improved. There are those who aren’t the smartest but was able to find a job,so what are you trying to point? The point is, no one is as less fortunate as a dead person. For me, those who are dead are incapable of changing the circumstances they are at. It is simple as that. While does who are gone still hope to do better, why can we not see ourselves doing what we can while we are still breathing?
People who complains a lot but not interested in doing anything.
I’m sure all of us have met this kind of people. They complain about their struggles but they aren’t doing anything. They complain about how depress they are yet still not doing anything. But when you try to point out what’s wrong, they tend to shut you out of their system. Instead, they prefer to have someone worry for them. They lean to someone and blame others of the circumstances they are in. What a shame, is it. What we always tend to forget is the FACT that in this world, it is you that make you what you become. It’s nobody else. We tend to forget that those who care about us are only temporary. There is no help that last forever.
Sometimes, it is tiring to listen to the rants of these people. It is energy and emotionally draining. The idea that come across me is that, instead of helping these kind of people, I’d rather help them not financially but maybe helping them get a job. However, there is a need to an agreement. Also, let us let them know that helping them isn’t for our benefit but theirs. I can say, being tactful about the help we give is necessary. Again, life is about learning the hard way. Nothing in this world that can be hand down to your own good.
People who always believe and act on their word.
Although life challenges come in different form, there are those who always look on the positive side.People who continue to find ways to survive and overcome the challenges they have in life. But honestly, there were only few of them. People who can greatly influence others by their actions. They don’t complain but they work really hard to achieve their dreams in life.
I have seen people who became an influence to me. I have met people who struggled more than what I had experienced however, they stood firm and still surviving. What is their key to keep grinding on? The ability to believe that there is good awaits the bad.
I have met people who are always like this. No matter how old they are, they believe that whether they are already very old they can still be successful. This is the total opposite of the first group. Most of the people whom I met from this category are often physically challenged. They have illnesses that are difficult to cure but they still believe that life is worth living.
People who help us spiritually.
We are fortunate enough to meet people who are there to guide us and help us become closer to God. I know that sometimes when we are at our best, we tend to forget that God exist. Let’s face it and let us not be hypocrite about this.
I am not being judgmental here. I am only stating the observation I have. I myself have experience this. I let my faith be in slumber for many years. I forgot to pray. I forgot to praise and thank God many times. So what brought me back to HIM again? It was my mother’s state that made me realize that life is too short and that life after death is real. Miracle is real if you believe it. Her illness and her faith had helped me wake my spiritual life. I wish I didn’t wait for that to happen. But I know it wasn’t too late to serve HIM again.
Apart from that, I met people who influenced me and encouraged me to go back. I know it was in God’s promise. No matter how much I try to forget that God does exist, I know that every time I open my eyes for a new day is a proof that HE is giving me time to serve HIM. Again, it isn’t too late to serve HIM. I hope I am doing the right thing this time. I am glad that I am back now serving HIM.