Ponder is an essay written by Kevin Rein and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Terrible Ideas for the month of July.
Life is not just about having a dream and working hard until that dream becomes real. It is not the fruit of your labor that is sweet and satisfying but the journey you had in order to get it, just like it’s not reaching the destination that gives you most of the happiness but the journey you had along the way. Life is not designed for a happy ending. It is best enjoyed while it’s still happening. You may say you can die a happy person, but what about those people who don’t want to see you go? There is no total happy ending when you’re losing someone. So, while we know there would be tears, in the end, we can balance it with great memories.
It’s either you spread yourself all over the world, travel, share happiness, help others, and be an active ultimate inspiration, or be that guy who writes and gives light through his writing. Be the voice that speaks for those who have no voices, be the strength for those who feel like it’s a cruel world and the only best thing there is to do is to end this life, and be someone who’s light infects others to be more optimistic. There are thousands of ways to enjoy and appreciate life. We just need to open our eyes and extend our horizons.
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