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Posts Tagged ‘Challenges’

WHY ARE GOOD PEOPLE HARD TO FIND?

In Relationships, Self Help on October 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I’m an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after. – Cat Stevens

I never understood that. I know the world has a lot of awful people. We have terrorists, we have rapists, murderers, pedophiles and crazies. One thing, I never understood is why good people are hard to find. I mean, if everyone is trying to be the best they can be, how come it is hard to find a person that matches your character.

Life throws challenges at us everyday. Challenges that make us think hard. Challenges that make us temporarily fall. Challenges that stretch us way past our comfort zone. The people that stick by you when you go through challenges, and notice and endure your absolute low, and absolute high, are the people that are good and worthwhile people to invest in the long run.

The thing is, everyone’s interpretation of good is different, so I guess it is up to us as human beings to really look deep in ourselves and ask ourselves these two questions:

1. What is a good person to us?

2. Are we willing to be patient, learn from ourselves and learn from others, while being open, so we can increase the chance of meeting a good person that fits our character.

Good people are rare because what one person may think is a good person, another person might think of as a devil. For me, I have met good people, and I have also met bad people. I just want to keep investing in those rare people, while hoping for the best with everyone else I meet in my lifetime.

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Bad Timing

In Self Help on June 17, 2012 at 6:17 pm

We all have bad timing. It is something we experience and learn from everyday. Bad timing for catching a bus, bad timing for a Facebook comment that doesn’t make sense and bad timing for saying something in public that doesn’t make sense.

I have learned in my life, that when we experience ‘bad timing,’ we don’t need to think so much about our actions but instead think less and rationally. From my own experience, I have had bad timing for many things. Some are minor, some not. The second thing I have learned is that as long as we are breathing, we can progress and do amazing things that go beyond that one negative thought or action.

We should live by believing in our instinct. Our instinct gives us a quick solution. The solution should be something that naturally comes and doesn’t take hurtful thinking. The easy solution that pops in your head shouldn’t be misinterpreted for a bad decision. If something is easy, it doesn’t mean it is bad or less amazing or life changing.

Go with the flow, and believe in your instincts. Live to the fullest by believing in your thoughts. Never think more than you need to because at the end of the day, everything becomes easier when you learn from your experiences and mistakes.

LIFE = SOLVING PROBLEMS

In Self Help on April 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Isn’t life about solving problems. I always question my existence and wonder why I am living and breathing. Why do I have to suffer with years and years of education. Why do I have to go to the shop for my mum, nearly every day? Why do I not like certain people? What is my talent? I keep on questioning why I am living and why I do certain things in life, all the time. Then life hits me hard, and I realised why I live. I realised why humans live, and I also realise why humans communicate with each other and why we begin to truly love the people we are close or attached to.

Life is all about SOLVING PROBLEMS.

That is why we live, suffer, face challenges, and feel satisfied at certain times in our life. If life wasn’t about challenges, feeling satisfied and solving problems, our lives would be be pretty pointless and boring. In my previous post, I talked about music and it’s affect on our behaviour. Well music plays and important role of storytelling and spreading ideas and beliefs. That also shows us that people want to express themselves through something they are passionate about. It may be done to make money (satisfaction), may be done to change something (challenge), or may be done as a way of truly expressing ones understanding of world (problem).

Whatever life throws at us, we should take it, analyse it and respond to it appropriately. We should enjoy what we experience, develop on our ideas and creativity, learn from our mistakes and solve the problems that we face in our daily lives.

That is truly living.