There’s a wisdom quote we usually hear that says: In life, it doesn’t matter where you came from or where’s your final destination, what matters is how you go about the journey. And today, I realized how foolish it is.
Human life is a straight line. It begins in Point A, the day you were born, and ends in Point B when you die. Those two are the main elements of your breathing time. The people with you during those events are those who will be relevant in your life’s adventure.
In your early years, you were probably surrounded by your family. And when you are nearing death, you expect your spouse, children and friends to be by your bedside.
It is important to know where you came from. If you were born poor, use it as inspiration to work hard and live a better life. If you were born rich, appreciate how blessed you are and be affectionate with those in need. The way you will want to go through with your life is set from the beginning. It’s when you envision your dreams and condition your goals. Of course, your aspirations should not be limited on the things you want alone but consider as well the needs of people in your life.
At the end of it all, observe the persons around you. These people are the ones you gained through the years, and the ones who stayed through it all. They are the people who never left your side during your brightest and even the darkest days.
What gives value in your life is not the material things, not even your experiences. It’s your people. They are your life’s treausure.
The next question is – how rich are you? It’s time you reflect and count how much you have in your life’s account.
To put Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution simply, it says that only the fittest will continually live on this universe. Gladly, humans are considered to be the highest form of all organisms. Above other creatures, we are the smartest. We learned how to defend attack of the wildlife, and how not to go too deep under the ocean and disturb the unfriendly sea animals. We progressively created medicines that heal diseases. We also amazingly send people on the moon and conquer other planets. Humans were able to discover the wonders of life and non-life, and answer the questions “why”.
But.. what does it really take to survive in this life? Is it being smart, just what humans are trying to prove since that great explosion of colliding stars? Is it being strong enough to shield and protect ourselves from sickness? Is it being too cautious and safeguarded to eliminate unexpected dangers?
We were able to outlast storms, earthquakes, and other disasters. Countries were able to rise as a nation from these apocalypse with the help of one another, and seeking assistance from others. And that’s the secret to endure life and continue living.
No one is truly alone. Nobody can pull through anything with himself only. It might be hard to admit sometimes but we need help. Even if you were smart, strong and chary, you would still need someone to help you climb up when you’re trapped in a dark well. Remember it doesn’t take a single person to win a war.
If you feel the weight of this world is resting on your shoulders, call a friend and share with him your miseries. Or if you feel like noone’s really there, don’t forget about the One above us. He’s the one with the biggest helping hand.
Be generous in helping people in need, and don’t be afraid to ask for it. It’s a call of life.