You wake up everyday, cross your hall, walking past empty cups of latte, instead of seeing through the souls drinking them;
you are driving to your workplace and back, with a taco bell in one hand, ignoring signals and the reds. You find your 9-5 exhausting, soaked into feigned disinterest;
it’s the summer of 2020 and you are still lost in uncomprehended thoughts while you scroll down through your excel sheets. You are crashing deep into the heap of confusion as you daze in and out of the romantic sphere working out why they haven’t texted you today, while you include yourself in playing one of those pesky mind-games like you are hard to get;
you are a part of the naturally shallow generation with a general presumption that 20-somethings just aren’t looking for love, swiping left through the screens and your feelings, both;
you are constantly toeing the line, acting aloof, never truly expressing your feelings; you have this constant need for validation, while you give up on relationships that aren’t achieved by half-heartedness and ambiguity;
you are plagued by inconsistency, fear, and hypersensitivity; striving for more than what the culture offers, hating the life you got but, 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥?
Instead of having a grip on your life, instead of trying to plan the very last aspect of your it, maybe give your life the chance to surprise you from time to time. life isn’t always sunny, but it can a lot more positive than we tend to appreciate it for.
Do you love?
And if you do, what would you do for your love?
And is it that you have to ‘get’ to the life you want before you can start loving it? Or is it perhaps that you learn to love your life right now, and then life will happen ‘for’ you and not just ‘to’ you?When you say you love a thing or a certain somebody, you accept the same in totality, beyond the flaws surrounding them. You are open to doubt, question your life and acknowledge the shortcomings and still love it beyond everything. The true meaning of loving and living through it, is the need to live in alignment with the purpose. This purpose could be anything-an artist waiting to be flown in a melancholic something, a sales expert wanting to discover a new path in business, or a workaholic seeking the level of happiness of that of a five year old sugar-high kid on a giant fairy wheel. Your purpose might demand you to create a story, fearless and imperfect, woven out out of uneven fragments; to interpret the ways of the universe falling into a loop.
As individuals, a lot of impact, though, on the processes evaluating what we love and what we don’t, depends upon the perception, emotions, or imagination that we are subjected to. You might not love your journalism because your friend thinks its future isn’t steady enough. While some are capable of following objectivity in its truest sense, others might simply fail to. We are so glued to the concept of materialism that in the process, we don’t quite realise that the end purpose of everything that we do doesn’t always have to be about numbers. What is different about us as millenials compared to previous generations is not just a matter of a few years now, we in fact have a different concept about life, altogether. Our finances are festered, sectors have cratered, personal lives are messed up and our peace, endangered. We are breathing off uncertainty and repeatedly loathing on the lives we got.
Unhappy. Exhausted and simply, done.
Thanks to the reality of modern 24/7 communication- we are subjected to a world full of ruthless competition. With all the instagram reach and twitter reactions, we are constantly reminded of the fact that we are never doing enough. We fail to look through the years of unrewarded hardships and harsh work realities underlying the success of many media profiles. What we jump over to is the conclusion, directly connecting us to the ground of failure. While devices and laptops make it psychologically exhausting for us to plan our lives strategically, sometimes they do work essentially as a reality check. Spending time on oneself to contemplate these questions about life, is crucially an investment in one’s own well-being.