LIFE


LIFE


LIFE


What does a girl in her early twenties know about life?

Maybe a little more than you know or maybe a little less than you know or just maybe unvarying from what you know and just maybe you might probably learn a thing or two from this piece.


LIFE is a four letter word (yes! obviously it is) that is complicated enough that nobody can decode what it means. Whether you were born into an extremely wealthy family or a moderately rich family or a poor one your life will be full of ups and downs, but the goal in life is to minimize the downs and live a happy and inspiring existence.

One thing I definitely know about life is that it is not constant, life changes and it doesn’t stop for anybody. Things change; friends leave, flowers die, hearts break, seasons change, wealthy to poor, poverty to wealth, sunrises and sunsets, sick to healthy,happiness to sadness, success to failure, life and death and the list goes on and on and on….

The most important thing is to enjoy your life and be happy despite what life throws at you and I think that’s all that matters. Some people work to be happy, some go to the gym to be happy, some sing to be happy, some read or write to be happy, some build wealth to be happy, some cook to be happy, some draw to be happy. Can you see a pattern here? Everyone just wants to be happy in life only the path they use is different, but happiness is still the goal!

I think life isn’t serious as the mind makes it out to be, we should learn to enjoy every minute of it. Why worry about getting it right or leaving a legacy? Yes I know building a legacy is a wonderful thing to do, but don’t forget that no matter how significant your achievements are you’ll eventually be forgotten and the world will move on. So make sure you live for yourself.

Life is so unpredictable and I feel if it were predictable then it would cease to be life and would lack its flavors. Some people wish that life works out the way they want it to be, not just some people I think all of us wish the same and yet nobody likes to watch a movie that has a predictable plot. We can only sit back with so much curiosity and watch life as it unravels.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes, learn not to resist them as that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality, let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. After all what will be will be. We do not get to choose the events that comes our way nor the sorrows that interrupt our lives, they’ll likely be a surprise, catching you off guard and unprepared. You may want to hold your head in your hands and lament your weak condition and wonder what to do. To suffer is common to all, but to suffer and still keep your composure, your faith and your smile that is remarkable. Pain might even change you more profoundly than success and good fortune. Suffering shapes your perception of life, your values, your priorities, your goals and your dreams. Let your pain change you positively.

Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated. The big lesson in life is never to be scared of anything or anyone. Say what you want to say and do what you’ve always wanted to do because you might never reach your goals if you are always scared of taking the next step. In life you get what you have the courage to ask for, remember when you were a baby you had to cry to get what you wanted, if you didn’t your parents probably thought you don’t want it and the same applies when you grow up, the world doesn’t just hand you what you want unless you ask and fight for it.

Life is so much like riding a bicycle you can only keep your balance if you keep moving forward and if you stop you fail. Hence do not watch the clock instead do what it does; keep going as time really waits for nobody.

Life is also about making an impact and not all about making an income. Unfortunately we live in a time where you can barely make an impact without money. I’d say build wealth and then use that wealth to make an impact, in that way you will have achieved success.

Life is surely the best teacher, the more we live the more we learn. I know that parents are quick to detect good friends from bad friends, but you see life it shows you the difference between who is gold and who is simply gold plated.

Life is shorter than we imagine it to be and that makes your happiness far more important. You don’t have to be what other people want you to be, you don’t have to be interesting or agreeable, you don’t have to tone yourself down or quiet your voice or hide your feelings, you don’t have to be outgoing or spontaneous or sociable, you don’t have to be thin or thick or anybody’s definition of attractive, you don’t have to be anyone other than who you authentically are and you don’t have to waste your short life trying to convince people that you are worth keeping around. Just be you unapologetically!! We are all not going to make it out of this life alive you know.

Life is not a bed of roses as we all know

I remember a time then I was in senior secondary school when Blackberry smartphones were still the must get phones, one day my Dad got back from work with his new Blackberry bold 2, only for me to tell him that “Daddy I want a Blackberry phone too” not that I didn’t have a functioning phone but because everyone was getting it so I felt I should own one too. My Dad looked at me and said to me “this phone I got it out of my hard earned money so maybe you should wait when you start making your own hard earned money then you can decide to buy or get anything you want to buy with it”. At that point I wasn’t disappointed that he declined my request, but rather it dawned on me that if my own father can deny me of something then nobody else in the world will take the star from the sky and hand it over to me at the time I want it, nobody is going to love me like i imagine, nobody is going to show up at my door by 5am to hand me a cup of my favorite tea or coffe, ever since then I took it upon myself to work hard and love myself enough so that any other love or luxury just adds to what I’ve already laid down by myself.
What’s my take on life?
I just know for sure that life goes on regardless of who goes with it or who doesn’t, life doesn’t care about anybody!

LIFE IS LIFE


  • What is your take on life? Feel free to put down your responses I am eager to read them😊