Let this not be the case of me writing out a negative point of view, but something more positive and uplifting to whoever reads this. Let the upcoming sentence be my only saddest, angry, and disappointed sentence that will be in this entire post. It seems as if everyone in the world is chasing this illusion of happiness that in the end makes them a poor pennyless beggar without love and without soul. Whatever happened to exploring all of the natural beauty that mother earth is constantly giving us? Whatever happened to looking into the mirror without makeup and seeing your beautiful self? The beautiful face where you can see the generations of families within your eyes, your cheeks, your hair. It seems as if lesser and lesser people are realizing what true happiness is.
Okay so that may have been on a negative note, but it must be pointed out that the whole world is depressed because of this force-fed illusion of what happiness looks like. Whether it be through the media, through religion, or some other outer forces, many of us never think to stop and understand that to be happy means that it has to start with working on our selves and the way we feel about ourselves. I am saddened when I hear stories of those who go to great lengths to feel some kind of happiness through things that will only give them temporary happiness. Then they go through this cycle that makes life feel like a roller coaster with extreme sadness and extreme happiness, with no balance in between.
I could tell you the truest thing that I’ve learned thus far, and that it happened when I liberated myself from the expectations of everyone. It happened when I began living for myself. I dismissed all the negative forces in my life as much as I could. This was my former religion, my guilt, my loneliness, my sadness…I told my family to accept me for who I was becoming and who I would become in the future. My happiness became real when I knew that I could do anything in the world and that no one could ever judge me for being who I was.
I want to tell you something. You are beautiful, handsome, amazing, intelligent, unique, and a one-of-a-kind. I want you to put aside all the bad things that will bring you down in life and think about all of the world that you have yet to explore, all of the passions and interests that you’ve always wanted to do, all the new friends and companions that you will meet in this life. Keep going, fulfill all of your heart’s desires, leave all of those negative thoughts behind, and live for today. Live for every moment.