I can almost certainly say that we all have been spoiled in our lives. Since you were a kid, you enjoyed the little luxuries of candy, the best clothing, the coolest toys, the best bed and so on. After growing up a little – becoming a teenager, an adolescent; you enjoy the other luxuries like that new game console, that new laptop, that television, the freedom and the opportunity to have a lack of responsibility. Everything we did, did not lead to any real consequences.
But it’s not that simple. It’s never that simple. When you start being an “adult”, you’ll see life through different eyes. It’s more bitter now – you get to know the truth and the beauty of all that you had dreamed of. Because what you felt, when you were just a kid, was reality. You know it could be so beautiful as back then. Yet it’s hard to seize the moments of purity and total control of the awareness of life. You’ll get depressed because you cannot make the time run back to how everything was. The harshness of reality returns as a toreutic coating on top of every sense you have.
It makes you mad, it turns you into a faithless person who lost sense of reality, or just wants to run away from it all through excessive drownage of awareness. People who don’t have faith in the positivities of life often lose theirself in materialistic pleasures and shallow meaningless activities. They pretend to know what they want. Placing their targets on pure earthly values give their life the everyday motivation to go on without thinking too much – the values they are looking for are shallow but still time-consuming. Honestly, it consumes all the time and all of their minds. It even makes them forget about others.
Because you can just live your life pretending everything is alright, but it isn’t. If you do, you’re selfish. Why shouldn’t we stand still and rethink the goals of our life to something more human, something more valuable? Think about the people in need, think about lives being lost without any meaning. Think about the value of being a human. Think about having a goal that makes you give the most of yourself. Because there are lives that have never had any of the great feelings we spoiled people have had. Think about happiness; is it really something selfish? Because helping others is for all of us the greatest experience we can have.
We have to consider others, we have to give. Because we have received the most, it is now our time to give.
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What would people, who haven’t had the oppertunities we enjoy every day, find awesome?