Meaningful Perspectives on Life is an editorial piece by Haniya Usmani and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Finding Your Voice for the month of September
Meaningful Perspectives on Life
From a scientific perspective, the essence of life lies in being alive, encompassing activities such as breathing, growth, and change. While this concept is generally attributed to humans, we readily embrace it. Diverse beliefs about the nature of life exist, and we tend to adhere firmly to our respective viewpoints.
For some, life can be likened to an educational journey—an unfolding syllabus, a series of lessons, and a final examination. Each individual in the classroom advances at their unique pace. Some may triumph over the arduous assessments, while others may struggle to grasp the teachings. Nonetheless, eventually, everyone departs the classroom, carrying a sense of fulfillment within themselves.
Alternatively, some perceive life as a vibrant palette, composed of vivid and distinct colors. Each hue is meant to be perceived, relished, and encountered separately. Merging them would result in a loss of their individual beauty, transforming into a monotone and lackluster shade.
Others might draw parallels between life and the ocean. Similar to the ocean’s ever-changing nature—oscillating between turbulence, rigidity, and tranquility—life possesses an enduring allure. The ocean resembles an uncharted arena, an enigma to humanity. True learning, growth, and profound experiences often unfold in the realm of the unknown.
Yet, the ultimate aspiration is to live life to the fullest. Many individuals exist without a sense of purpose or tranquility. However, embodying these elements within oneself constitutes the epitome of beauty. Such a state of being is unrefined, genuine, and exceptional.
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Finding Your Voice is the successor to our fan-favorite theme from 2019 Inner Strength which featured a lot of great poets and writers