I sat thinking about life. I wondered why some people seem to have a better life than others. I have visited blogs of those who seem to have nothing but a joyful, happy life. Then I read posts of those who deal with trials and tribulations that would sink a battleship. It is hard to understand why some people seem to have a life consisting of one terrible situation after another. Somehow it really does not seem fair.
Perhaps it is genetics, your life span, wealth, or the environment that plays a part in what happens in a person’s life. Then it could be that life is a test to see how well we can handle stress and sorrow.
There is a book written by Chris Gardner, “The Pursuit of Happiness.” He says anyone can achieve greatness, happiness, peace and contentment with faith, consistency, hard work, discipline, and a lot of effort. I can see that, but in this better life he speaks of, what happens when tragedy, trials, and problems arise that are beyond your control?
My Mother always said, “Life is Hard.” There seem to be winners and losers in this world, life if just not fair. No amount of hard work fixes bad luck, illness, or a crisis happening to a person. I cannot find a definitive answer for why some have to suffer so much more than others.
Sometimes when you are feeling sorry for yourself (that’s ok) it is because your trials are so hard that stress and worry overwhelmed you. Some may think that the man across the street, or the lady down the block have the greatest life, a life free of problems. I think if you sat down and talked to that man or woman you might find they have more problems than you. Some people never broadcast the sorrow that envelopes their lives. Many trials people have are not visible. I have had a lot of trials in my life the last three years, but I know good people who have had triple the problems I have encountered. Yet these people have managed to overcome the pain and decided to live a peaceful, happy life. I cannot say that is easy, but shooting for happy seems like a great goal.
My conclusion: Good looks, wealth, genetics, and your environment could help happiness, but more than anything I think it is Faith, Attitude, and Perseverance. Just my opinion. ♥