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Life is One Big Lesson and We Are Responsible for These Lessons

Today is the day to live fully.

Agnes Laurens
ILLUMINATION-Curated
7 min readFeb 18, 2022

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Your life is not my life, my life is not the life of one of a kind celebrity. It is something I have to make and I have to enjoy. The thing is that people make us believe that there is a perfect life after all. That this life you’re living is that you have to strive to perfectness. When you’re not striving to perfectness, you’ll become “a lazy person”, “a not hard working person”, “a person that will never work”.

People believe in the black and white version of life. It is that or it is this, not things in between. Life is like colouring your colour book. These people don’t believe in other people’s versions, but only theirs and their perfectness version of life.

When you have been through things, such as abuse, manipulation, bullying, you will have to give it space into your soul. The time at primary school and high school were just a hell for me. I was bullied and even manipulated.

At high school, adolescents do have an opinion the moment their classmates walk into the classroom. Probably that was the reason they bullied and manipulated me. I don’t want to be in self pity, but these events made me the woman…

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Agnes Laurens
ILLUMINATION-Curated

Agnes Laurens is a writer. She writes for the local newspaper. Agnes lives in The Netherlands, with three daughters. https://linktr.ee/alaurens