Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The Worth of Every Breath

By: Team PenTastic
Written by: Lagnajita Dash

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching”
                                                                            ~Morgan Freeman from The Bucket List

Today we live in a strenuous and overwhelming cycle called ‘Life’. It goes on and we flow right with it. Today its assignments, tomorrow semester, the next a job and with it transpires long labourious hours of work. And before we can take a breather, BOOM! Marriage, children and tonnes of responsibilities. Amidst all the hustles and bustles of life, we often forget that we have a life to live, a life that is so short and transient. We cloud our life with so much anxiety and worries up to the point that we even begin to worry about worrying. Once you are stuck in this cycle, it’s very difficult to get out.

One of the many things that we let fog our happiness is Money. Money is the cause and solution to life’s most unnecessary problems. We need bread-there’s no denying that-we just don’t need to allow cheddar to be the source of undue stress. Instead of worrying about source of money, we should focus on the things that make us happy, otherwise we end up in a career that we hate. As they say “Money can’t buy happiness”

Another thing that we shouldn’t let get into our life and become a burden is our Past. The past is important to learn from but the only way we let it distract us from our goals is if we let it. Don’t let the past define your future.

Work is a silly thing to get uptight about. Nobody’s job is without any stress, there’s always something going on in our workplace. So the best we can do is enjoy what we do and the lesser we worry about the work, the faster it goes by.

We often get worked up with what other people are doing and constantly compare ourselves with them. Well...Quit trying to make someone’s life your own and walk your own path and inspire others.

Mistakes should never hold us back and be the source of frustration and stress. Remember what Thomas Edison said about ‘mistakes being the key to innovation’ and make the mistakes a climbing stone to your success.

And never ever make the dumb mistake of worrying and stressing about something that’s completely out of your control. I hate politicians playing the blame game on serious issues like rape, domestic violence etc., but I can’t do anything about it now. The easiest way to reduce stress is taking on the mantra that “This too shall pass” and instead focusing on the things that we can really control of and bring about a change.

Last but not the least, every decision we make, every carefree action we indulge in, we can always count on our cynical society to point their inept fingers at us, judge every step we take and try their best to bring us down. There are haters at every corner. If not haters, most of us worry incessantly how others are going to react to anything we do. The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think. And if we are going to stop and stress every time someone doesn’t likes our actions, we aren’t going achieve anything. And speaking of haters, hater’s gonna hate and bitches gonna bitch. Stopping at their whims is absolute stupidity.

Essentially the point I want to bring out is, every second we spend dwelling on the downs and negativities in our life, is every second lost in being truly happy. Yes, there comes many situations where we should be worried and struggle to deal with it, but that’s only when life and situations force us to. All the other times where we bring up and create problems on our own, like all the things I mentioned above, and stressing over those makes us lose the time we are never getting back. Our life is on a ticking time bomb. Every single second counts. Be crazy, be stupid, be silly, be weird, life is too short to be anything but HAPPY. Worrying constantly doesn’t take away tomorrow’s problems, it takes away today’s peace. It is necessary that we let some things go, simply for the reason that they are too heavy. Tie no weights to your ankle. Appreciate even the smallest happiness that comes your way. Have fun, fall in love, regret nothing and don’t let other people bring you down. Most importantly, make a freaking Bucket List and swear your life by it.

“Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Love the ones who treat you right, forget about the ones who don’t. Believe everything that happens, happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be WORTH IT”

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