The 54th Deadline: Soul

Do you believe in the notion of “enriching” one’s soul? I do.

Otherwise, what is the point of living then? If people didn’t enrich their soul, nourish it with things that make it all more meaningful and significant, we all would just be out diggin’ in some quarry.

We might as well be some mindless zombies working in some factory. It is quite the luxury to me for anyone to be able to learn, grow, understand and then some.

But at some point, a lot of people can’t just enjoy life. They can’t just enrich their soul with passions or creativity. It sucks for some people. For me, there are days where I am wondering why I feel so much emptiness. I try to do things that make me happy.

I am always reading and discovering new facts about the world. I continue to try and improve myself. But to what end? At what point will it all be enough for something substantial?

Deep down, I know it is all a matter of patience, but patience is something I have long used up because the years keep on growing. I hoped to get out of my ongoing rut years ago.

I thought it would last maybe a month or maybe a few months tops. Just that. Nothing more.

Instead, I keep finding myself suffering in my own ways. However, the only way to make things better is to keep searching for ways to seek enrichment. No matter what.


Luckily, I think the world can be quite generous when it comes to free time and chances just to let the thoughts stir around a bit while you try to figure it all out.

Then again, I am quite guilty of perhaps taking it TOO easy with what I have to do.

Still, every little bit technically counts. It should all add up at some point, right? I think there is hope for me yet, though things won’t get any easier. In fact, I want things to get harder to challenge me in the right ways.

Real struggle brings out character and a sense of willpower to overcome it all. I have my heart set on coming out on top as a winner. Watch me, world.

“Progress is perseverance.” — Nhan Pham

Originally published at The 54th Deadline.