Ever since our childhood we have been asked what we want to be. We spend our lives wondering what to be and what not to be; spend it finding the perfect career or trying to pursue some, to ensure a prefect or next to perfect future.
Obviously, we all want a good prosperous life ahead. We all dream to be wealthy, to have everything, to have all the luxuries of life, and to have all the fun and excitement in the world. But, is planning for future worth slaughtering the present?
Let me share an incidence that really moved me:
I knew a boy, he was absolutely intelligent. Topper of his school, topper of IIT, got admission in an Ivy League college. Then he finally got his dream job with a very high paycheck.
Now, you all must be wondering what a good life he must be having after achieving which we desire for day in and day out.
But, within a month or two he died in a car crash. He had spent his entire life studying and when it was his time to finally enjoy his life he couldn’t.
See the point I’m trying to make is that life is unpredictable; no one knows what future holds for us. Maybe, we’ll have a life everyone hopes for maybe we won’t, there’s nothing we can say for sure.
I’m not saying don’t study. Go ahead, study; do your best, chase your dreams, after all we need to work hard to achieve our goals and the ambitions that we build,even before our adolescence. But in the entire hard work one must take out time to enjoy the little things in life. Hard work is good, but dedicating all your time to it, is no good idea.
Who knows what might happen to us the very next moment. One should seize the moment, as this is the only moment one has. Past is gone and future isn’t here yet.
We wonder of not doing something now, leaving it for later, what if there’s no later, what if later we just can’t? Life is too short to fill it with regrets, to fill it with “if that!”- “then what?”.
Live life to the fullest. We only get only one life with no retakes. Sure work hard to improve it, but don’t forget to embrace it with living every moment in your life.