Time does not stand still for anyone of us, yet we still take it for granted.
So you ask yourself, what is nothing and everything or what is everything and nothing. Believe it or not but these very sentiments determine your life's journey and inevitably your happiness.
Yes, one works day and night trying to make a good life for themselves, then finally they have everything... But when reality hits, was it all done sacrificing the people in your life, not being visible in their lives or even not being visible in family pictures, how does this make you feel? Do you feel like an outsider in your own life and family? Is it too late when you realize you have everything but nothing... Nobody to share this all with?
Life's pressures will always be there, however, one needs to understand that like everything in life, there should be a balance. Why do we sacrifice so much that gives us such peace with those things that continue to add stress. So, ask yourself, what is your ultimate goal in life, what would you like to accomplish and what will you be sacrificing. Human beings are never really content with what they already have, time and time again they need more of everything. When do we draw the line? Why do we chase so much? Are we really living the true essence and value of life or are we living to accomplish all the aspects that eventually have no essence or value.
So yes, the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade but trust the fact, you still determine the sweetness of it, so just like this, you have the choice to determine your life's sweetness in having everything but also everyone to share it with or enduring life's bitterness of having everything but nobody to share it with.
"Man does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become the next moment. By the same token, every human being has the freedom to change at any instant."
― quoted by Viktor E. Frankl
Article written by Sohanna Singh.