There are a lot of parts of life that confuse the hell out of me and I know that will never cease because life is an ever-changing and ever-growing process. It’s when you think you’ve got life all figured out that it turns around and points a finger and laughs quite righteously in your face. It’s unfair and cruel and downright frustrating!
Last night though, I read a re-post on Tumblr that said:
and to be honest, not only did I feel confused but I felt slightly annoyed as well. I know it’s not in my right to feel annoyed, and this probably shows the extent of my naivety because I know people feel how they feel and they think what they think. I accept that and like I mentioned before, life is tough; there’s no doubt about it. I don’t think it gets any easier for any of us but why should you be afraid of living?
I think people are so focused on the fact that they’ll make mistakes, that they’ll fuck up, and they’ll do all the wrong things at all the wrong times that they forget that’s not all there is to life. Just because there are a lot of things that can potentially go wrong, that doesn’t mean you should let the fear of it stop you from living. Perhaps choosing a career path that is focused on my working with people who fight so hard for a means to live and struggle on an daily basis for their rights to survive that it makes me … sad that people don’t appreciate the life they’ve been given.
I know I’m a hypocrite in saying what I’m saying because I too have been in a position where I was too caught up in the negative situations of my life that I was more afraid of continuing than giving up on it. Perhaps that’s what it takes for people to change their perspectives on life, but that also makes me sad knowing that maybe it has come to that…
Again, I’m not saying you should be afraid of dying but LIVING, the act of life, is one of the greatest things that that higher power, being or whatever it is you believe in, can give to a person. Maybe I’m misunderstanding or misinterpreting that quote and I’m most likely going off on a tangent here (eh, I just got home from a 14-hour work day) but what I get from reading that quote (and seeing all the ‘likes’ and ‘re-blogs’ of it) is that too many people are going about leading a life based on their fears rather than living a life overcoming their fears–which is ironically life itself. Opinions?
ps. I do realize that I might not make any sense. Or I’m just rambling. Just tell me to shut up! Haha