Struggle and living life the right way
Not so long before, I was watching a series named, Frozen planet. It is a documentary on the extreme conditions on the southern and northern poles of our planet and how life thrives and sustains at those circumstances. The way how the animals are surviving in those odd conditions defines the term struggle in the best possible way. There can be no one who struggles this much to protect their life and their young ones. I would like to highlight some of the typical examples.
- Polar bear lives a very solitary life. Apart from the mating period, which is only a few days, they spend their whole life alone. The female bear hibernates on the top of some snowy mountain and gives birth to cubs. In a period of more than six months, she never feeds herself and spends all energy by feeding her cubs. She also protects from other hungry male bears, walks them safely over the great arctic ocean. She fights for life, of hers as well as her cubs.
- In arctic region, a wonderful species named woolly bear exists. It normally takes 14 winters for it to fully developed into a moth. But the interesting part is that, it has to die 14 times when winter creeps in, freezing it’s blood and sucking out it’s life. Yet as the winter passes, it springs back to life. To a person who is watching a documentary, it maybe a very simple fact, but if you can just imagine for a moment, living in that tiny body and dying for 14 times by frost, the pain (yes, I believe every living being feels) and all. Is it a simple thing to withstand?
- A predator was searching for its prey. The predator, an arctic wolf was trying to catch a bison, three times its size and much more powerful. Both are hungry and desperate in the bitter cold of winter. Both want to be fed. No one was ready to give their life without a fight as they had to feed their family. We can’t say this is cruel or unkind. Life is most important and both are struggling for life. At the end, one had to loose.
These facts are necessary to say. We have to understand one thing here. In our daily lives, we struggle to survive in terms of money or for our basic amenities. But there are many who struggle for their dear lives, just to live. People are being butchered everyday for no reason, simply for the sake of entertainment. There are places where punishment is given by taking lives.
We, as humans, are most fortunate as we know that our life is secure. At least in most part of this world, we know.
What if you realize one day that you haven’t done anything which you always wanted to do. Or the worst, there is no time or inspiration left?
Living life the right way
If you are born, if you are given life, then you are meant to struggle. Time makes us all struggle. Life makes us struggle. We have to thrive for survival. We have to fight to live. If we struggle so much, then should we not live life the proper way. Why waste our lives by just living. Living means living creatively, living passionately, living joyfully, living with a purpose, living life the right way. Most of us live our entire lives without actually living. They keep on living because things go well for them. Everything they desire comes to them. They don’t need anything then. But what if after 20-30 years, they realize that they haven’t done anything significant with their life. Or the worst, there is no time or inspiration left to do that what they always wanted to do. So do you want life to be easy or do you want a life worthy of living and doing something meaningful?