Life is a Blend of Thorns and Roses
Our life is a mix of opposites and contraries. It is a combination of such opposing entities as happiness and sorrow, pleasure and pain and enjoyment and stress. No human being can always be happy and nobody can be sad all the time. We as human beings feel dejected whenever something wrong happens with us and we do feel happy when something good happens to us.
Rose is an embodiment of love, passion and beauty. Its fragrance touches our heart and its soft petals soothe our emotions. But whenever we try to hold it, it hurts us with its prickling thorns. It signifies that whenever we want to achieve something big in life, something which gives us happiness and comfort, we have to go through lots of hardships or we have to face bad experiences of life.
Thus happiness and sorrow go side by side. You can never enjoy your success unless you have worked hard. Success comes to those who put in extra efforts to make their dreams come true. To enjoy happiness, you must learn to accept tragedies of life. Tragic and happy moments combine together to make human life meaningful.
“Life is a juggernaut of pluses and minuses.”
― Deepa Sharma
Disappointments Lead to Accomplishment
Those who get all the pleasures and luxuries of life without struggling remain weak emotionally and weakness leads to failure. What will happen if you get everything in life just by putting a finger on the thing you like? Sorry to say but you won’t realise the importance of struggle and hard work if life is all cakes and ale. The crux of the matter is that it is the fusion of pleasure and pain which makes one’s life successful.
A kid who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth gets all the amenities and delicacies in life. He gets expensive toys but it becomes a habit with him to break his toys within a couple of days. He doesn’t even feel guilty because he knows that he will get the another one very soon. Gradually he becomes impatient and shows intolerance if he does not get what he has taken fancy to.
On the other hand, a poor boy whose family can’t even make both ends meet tends to show totally different behaviour. Because life is nothing but an endless struggle for him, he enjoys the little bit of food that can fill his belly. Moreover, if by chance he gets some broken toy lying on the street or in a pile of garbage, he picks it and keeps it with a great care.
It shows that bliss is valued by those who have witnessed failures and disappointments in life. Life becomes meaningful and worth-living if we accept the harsh realities of life with the evenness of mind.
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
It is an apt saying that fortune favours the brave. Brave people are not affected by the misfortune striking them adversely. They regard disappointments and frustrations of life as stepping stones to success. Nobody is born great. Those who defeat the adversities of life are bound to be great. If you have everything going wrong in your life, take your time and strike back with even more enthusiasm and vigour. You will surely succeed to be a role model for others. Stay calm! be focused! Ups and downs of life make life worth-living and meaningful.
Written By: Deepa Sharma