What is life? What is living?

The answer is always different and individualistic. There is no right or wrong to this. To a songwriter, life is filled with music and rhythms. To a doctor, life is filled with tears and joy. To a homeless person, life is something that’s been unfair to him. Different people have different perspectives or thoughts as to what life is.

Life is full of uncertainty and difficult decisions. Decisions that will define your life, your very being; decisions that will shape you and define who you are. It all comes down to what we decide, what we choose, to make life better or worse; what we choose, to be happy, to be fulfilled.

There is no set destination here. A goal is more like a checkpoint. You reach there and go to the next and then the next and then the next, until you meet your end. Purpose in life is what you create. Do you need something to drive you to your end? Then create a purpose. Something that best suits you and your liking. Strive to achieve and live for that purpose. Something that will pull you out of bed and keep you going. It’s going to be difficult, but getting through is all that matters.

The end? What is the end? Is death the end? It’s difficult to say. The answers will be filled with a lot of what-ifs. What if death is the end. What if death is just the beginning of something new and better. What if this is a loop, a time loop? What if the end does not even exist? Maybe it’s a journey to the next one. Maybe life never meets an end, it’s probably just a series of journeys that we either enjoy or soldier through.

Life is something that is open to interpretation. The uncertainty is the beauty of it. It’s filled with happy and sad moments. You may have lost a loved one, but you have the power to create life. You may fail a test, but you have the power to make it right. All that matters, is what you think and how you interpret the events in your life. Maybe they are planned, or something unplanned happened, but these events and incidents are what mould your life, they make it whole.

All the right and wrong decisions, all the roads taken, all the turns turned, everything led to where we are right now, everything will lead to where we should be in the future. The universe has its way. Trust yourself and the universe to work its magic. Live when you can, take that road you wanted to, do that thing you wish to. The end is unpredictable and inevitable.

If life is really that unpredictable and takes its own course, is it necessary to live it? Why not just leave everything to the universe? I think that even if the universe has a plan for us it still needs our help to execute it. The big plan involves all the decisions you make, all the roads you take. Every leaf you move and every step you take has an impact. If you don’t play your part then then the universe may simply spin up a new big plan, but the real one involving all your fingerprints will become obsolete. Your impact will be down to nothing. The simple fact that what I am doing right now is making a difference is something worth living for. The impact may not be massive, but it is still something.

I believe life is what we make of it. We get to add whatever adjectives we want to describe our life. In the end it all comes down to ourselves. I know that the simplest actions I take make a difference. Me going to the store and getting something to eat, that makes a difference. Me spending my time talking to my neighbors, that makes a difference. And the sheer fact that I get to make a difference excites me.

Life is a magical experience. The rain, the sea, the animals, the hills, all just pure magic. Missing out on all this just because of some tough decisions you have to make is just not the right thing. Sure, things can get difficult at times, sometimes it’s just hard to keep up, but you got to fight it and choose to take a decision and make a difference.


Hey ! I'm Anu ! I work at Amazon. I'm currently busy wasting my time and trying to get at least something right about my life :)
  1. Ardra Girish
    September 4, 2021

    This is so beautiful

  2. Sapna
    September 4, 2021

    Congratulations. Well scripted. God bless

  3. Bindu Anto
    October 13, 2021

    Very true

  4. Nikhil Jayachandran
    October 24, 2021

    Great Anu !

  5. Nikhil Jayachandran
    October 24, 2021

    Great Anu !

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