Life can be tough, huh? Healthy and privileged people can still feel unhappy (and entitled to) or encounter things/events that are life-changing, hungry for understanding the meaning of life. Unhealthy or underprivileged e.g less well-off, an ethnic minority, disabled, ill, in poverty etc- the obstacles just got harder.
But yet, there’s still a strength in human-beings that I’m in complete awe of. Top reasons to keep going below. As you can imagine, I’ve been on a reading marathon lately (unsurprising), given the ‘existential crisis’, depression and events I had gone through. I am not afraid to admit this because I learned from my workplace just how common depression can be (1 in 3)- and from my condition, knew there was a chance of this anyway.
So self-discovery and ‘answers’ are always something I’m exploring. But not just as a result of crisis. Out of interest too. Human pyschology fascinates me. Anyway, here’s me writing paragraphs and paragraphs, when I wanted the purpose of this blog piece to be a digestible, bite-sized listicle haha.
It is to inspire you, to motivate you and to remind you- not all is lost. Some of it is my own thinking, others from my memory and collection of other amazing authors (but too many to count), so I hope I’m not plagiarising, but if you recognise it already, it might be because you too have also read the book or come across similar quotes! And reminder here, that nothing is ever really original (otherwise, how else would you learn?? ;)) but, what’s important is that it’s about your nuance, stamp on it and interpretation.