Every Day You Keep Going…

Day 34/365: … thousands of others quit

Listen, I know it gets hard.

No matter what you do. No matter how much you do it. No matter how great you think you have it al lfigured out. It gets harder and harder.

Tomorrow is going to get harder, the next week, the next month and the next year is going to get harder.

When things get hard, it makes no difference if you’re male or female, young or old, black or white, rich or poor, famous or a nobody, smart or stupid. Pain and suffering are the same for all of us.

We humans share very few things, although we are the same flesh and bones. We are unique in our ways, we have different beliefs and perspectives over life, we share some ideas and are reluctant to change some.

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them, that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like” — Lao Tzu

But we all share the same values when it comes to suffering. We all do it the same way. We all cry and grief and get depressed in the same way.

While we do share the mechanisms of suffering, the one thing that sets some of us apart from our peers is the ability to overcome it.

We learn to rig the suffering machine and get by. We somehow learn to be ok with knowing that it’s going to get harder and harder, but to just blast right through the pain, the grief and the sorrow, to make peace with it and continue on with our lives.

The only way to get over stuff you get right through it. There’s no highway on its sides. There’s no magic formula. No pill. No treatment. You just keep going and eventually, you’ll go right through it. It happens slowly, it takes time, days, years, maybe a lifetime.

Every day you keep going, thousands of others quit.

Thank you for your time!

My name is Gabriel Iosa, I’m a 25 years old travel enthusiast, food lover, Psychology student, Full-time Freelancer, writer and Instagram fanatic. You can follow me @gabrieliosa, and if you liked this post, give it exactly 45 claps!

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