“Don’t you worry your pretty little mind,
People throw rocks at things that shine.”
~Taylor Swift (Ours)
There are many ups and downs in life, just like a rollercoaster. Sometimes, you do not even know where you are headed, but that is how life works. It is a mystery. The thrill of not knowing what will happen next is a major characteristic of life. That is what keeps us living.
Sometimes we face obstacles that are difficult to overcome. Some may give in; others might just not care. But there are people who would try and try to overcome that obstacle. Those people are the fighters, the warriors. Those are the “things that shine” that people throw rocks at. Those are the people we should idolize and imitate. These people may not even know that they are rolemodels. They could just be ordinary people living ordinary lives, facing ordinary problems and defeating these problems because they love life. They want to be happy. They want to live.
That kind of attitude is beautiful and inspiring. Those fighters and warriors, those rolemodels and ordinary people, they fight one battle that everyone else does too, the battle against evil and death, although some may have it easier. I hope I have that “fight to live happily” kind of attitude. I am definitely working on it. The question is: Are you?
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.”
~Langston Hughes (Mother to Son)
Reference: photo from flickr.com by shayroy4