The Life Rulebook.
Starting with a little introduction, I’m Riya, a 20-year-old student, recording my journey through this presumably important decade of my life. My blog-High noon journal is basically a personal blog dealing with just everything related to the twenty something life. This a Guest post by me. Thank you Anindya for inviting me for writing this post.
The title of this post isn’t what the post is about.
Because life doesn’t come with a manual. It doesn’t have a record of the step by step procedure to live life the right way.
Somewhere, we all are looking for a perfect life. A life with no regrets. Something which is limited, which is going to end, it’s logical why we don’t want to leave any stone unturned to make life the best.
But while we acknowledge that life does not come with a manual, we believe that we need a certain set of ingredients to live well. If we miss any of these things, we think that we won’t be able to live a good life.
We believe that we need a partner to live well. We need money. We need friends, family, good health, time to live well. Often times it is the social aspect associated with each of the factors that is more important to us. We need a good reputation to live well. We need all these things to have a good social reputation. Because with all these things, we can be called successful. And success is the only way to live a good life, we think.
Logically thinking, is it wrong to work in order to get all these things? A life partner, family, friends, money and health. Are we wrong to wish for these things? Of course not, right?
Wrong is only the notion that without this, our life is incomplete. We work all our lives to get these things in alignment. We work so much that we, ourselves get entangled into it. The things we wish for, become the things for our unhappiness. We wish for a good job. Our job becomes a source of unhappiness. Same with the relationships. This happens because we need everything to be perfect and perfectly aligned.
What if we just believe that when we do what is morally correct and makes us and other people happy, our life is pretty much sorted. We don’t need anything else. We may want it though but not need it.
Right now, whatever situation you must be in, if you are the reason of your and someone else’s happiness, you are already living well.
You may be worried that 2017 is already ending, and you haven’t done anything of what you planned to. Just forget it. Simply ask yourself, did you enjoy it? How many days did you spend without thinking something or the other that needs to be changed about you or your life?
Life goes on, time doesn’t stop and we shouldn’t too. I’m pursuing education, some of us are working. Some of us have found our partners. At whatever stage we are, we are seeking something or the other. Let that not be without discontent. Let that be because it’s our life, it’s a short life and we can do whatever we want to.
The Life Rule Book
Guest Post by Riya
As I get set to introduce this 20 something MBBS student studying in Beijing, China, originally from Maharastra, India, the beautiful Riya [Aishwarya Kimmatkar] and her lovely blog High Noon Journal, dealing with the various facets of life and the growing up years, I am deeply honored and thankful to Riya for considering my request for this lovely guest post on life. To all fellow bloggers and visitors and friends, please do visit Riya’s blog and enjoy her creations.