Thursday
13 June | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

An ‘empty diary’ eagerly waiting to preserve joyful memories of your life

‘It’s common for individuals to narrate tales of their difficult pasts and unending life challenges, what if we chose a different path? Sharing moments of joy could spark hope in others’

Experiencing a day free from stress, overthinking, and intrusive thoughts must be incredibly refreshing. It’s hard to quantify the countless times I’ve contemplated where I might have gone wrong. Most people have thought like this before. Many folks have asked themselves, “Am I where I should be?” A bunch of them don’t really know what an ‘ideal position’ is. It’s definitely different for each person. Every single individual is on a unique journey to find where they fit the best. We can observe that individuals of this sort prefer not to be part of the rat race. They aspire to forge their own way, and that’s the most challenging aspect.

A lot of people have been unable to break free from these challenges. Those who couldn’t manage to escape eventually come to terms with their destiny and find ways to handle their challenges. Somehow, players in the ‘rat race’ become successful in their life but they lose their true selves. What our education has taught us seems ‘useless’ in front of reality. When we step into the real world, we realize that we need to start learning from scratch about the things we once perceived differently. Take life, for example. The vibrant rainbow disappears in an instant. Now, all flavors of life feel as tasteless. Habitually, we are now trying to conceal our emotions behind a smiling face.

‘Every single person is on a unique journey to find where they fit the best’

We can observe that lots of people are nervous to talk about how they feel mentally. This is because sometimes, when we open up to someone, they might use our ‘weaknesses’ against us, but that’s a different problem. It’s tough to escape from the strong competition, and that’s not surprising since we’re experiencing life for the first time. It’s normal to have setbacks, but we need to learn to get back. Every person has their own unique qualities. Everyone thinks they’re special, but when we realize we’re all similar, we’re kind of like the people in the race or what I can describe it as rat race. They found themselves seeking happiness in things they had no interest in.

An ‘empty diary’ eagerly waiting to preserve joyful memories of your life
‘Losing interest in everything transforms you into a person you don’t wish to become’

Losing interest in everything transforms you into a person you don’t wish to become. In an attempt to escape this phase of life, we turn to movies, books, places far from our homes, new people, art, music, and dancing. While these arrangements provide a ‘temporary’ relief, the moment the solace fades, a question begins to emerge in my mind through the window of my thoughts, asking, when does it all end? In the midst of the competitive race where people often aim to undermine one another, let’s dare to wish that we all succeed. While it’s common for individuals to narrate tales of their difficult pasts and unending life challenges, what if we chose a different path? Why not converse about the moments of joy in our lives? Such conversations could spark hope in others. Just imagine an empty diary eagerly waiting to preserve your life’s joyful memories.

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