When we were in kindergarten, writing down the alphabets properly and reciting poems was the biggest challenge for us. We used to practice it on a regular basis because our life’s biggest aim was to receive a golden star from our teacher and feel proud in front of an entire class. There was a feeling of content, achievement and the amount of satisfaction it used to bring with it. (oh, the joy of being a kid again still attracts me…)
As we mature, so does our problems. But somehow, we manage to survive and move on with our lives. Some problems take a toll on our health while others are trifling. But all these quandary circumstances shaped us into who we are now. At that point of time those problems were everything we could think about and getting out of those circumstances used to be an accomplishment but now when we look back, we laugh at those diminutive situations on which we used to lose our sleep and appetite.
We laugh now because we have much bigger problems now, like shaping our career, living independently, paying taxes and the never-ending list of all those small and big adulting issues. We might laugh at these problems too when we come at a much stable age but as of now solving these life-sized problems is the major concern.
Every age has its own fair share of problems, sorrows, jovial and startling moments and instead of cherishing it we tend to focus on just solving our problems and trying to get to that stage where we are happy and stable. Well, lemme tell you, that stage of utmost content and happiness doesn’t come with age, but with your mindset irrespective of age. Instead of embracing we are engrossing ourselves into that same predicament over and over again.
Age is just a number. You’ll never be this young again. So why are you wasting all your youthful years in solving those never-ending problems? Why are you ‘hassle-full’ instead of ‘hassle-free’? these problems would always be there. Somebody would always be on the top of your boss’s favorite list, somebody would always come up with new inventions and earn a surplus amount of money, so why are you tiring up yourself over their victories?
“You do you. You focus on you. You shape you. You enjoy you.”
Age is just a number. It shouldn’t bound you to do things accordingly. Do it at your own pace. Do it when you feel right. Don’t do it because of the societal pressure. Don’t do it because someone expects you to do it. Do it because you enjoy it.
Cherish what you have now. Be it your problems, your age, your family or your friends. Embrace each and every moment. Let it soak in. Feel grateful for everything in your life. Be a Gratisoul!