“How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people — first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.”
After reading the above excerpt, My first question to my amazing reader, ‘YOU’ is from how many years are you on this earth? (You can say the number aloud!) now, my next question is since that time are you merely inhaling or are you breathing, breathing or existing and finally existing or living?
Well, you must appreciate the spontaneity of your answers as they flash in your grey cells at the very instance because pondering upon them aren’t going to give any answers, Trust me! But exploring for the cause will certainly do! I repeat, you got to trust me!
Having our hearts pace since ages we all have experienced them beat in a new different kind which we sometimes understand and don’t otherwise. People, places, things, events any of these can be the reason for these palpitations. You don’t have to understand ‘why’ but you got to master the art of ‘how you can control them’. Coming back to the earlier question it is absolutely fine if the answer was ‘exist’ because it takes a great deal to make that move but understand when.
There are people who hate you, places that repel you and events you don’t want to remember, for these you got to merely exist! Not giving any reverberations to them. Living for such situations is only going to drown you more into the dark and then you’ll just inhale and not breathe. Instead you ought to LIVE for those people who want you to smile, who care for you constantly, people who love you!Live for those places you have amazing memories with and live for those moments which give you happiness! Live for those you are going to give reasons to be happy and turn their existence into living.
In the end we are what we choose, we are given to choose only once but we don’t need to choose only one, every time!
P.S. The excerpt is from Ideas and Opinions written by Albert Einstein.The book is a marvelous read in its entirety, the kind that stays with you for a lifetime. Please do try reading it once.
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