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Live, love, laugh, learn

 This article can also be found here –> Live, Love, Laugh, Learn

 Have you ever wished that you could turn back time, relive a few certain moments of your life, or perhaps want to live like a kid again?

Back when I was a child, I remember things were so much simpler.

I mean, the only things that you had to worry was making a decision between two different coloured lollipops – but by the end of the day, you always end up getting the best of both worlds. When you were a kid, the only things that could hurt you and reduce you into tears was a horrible scabbed knee – rather than a case of unrequited love or a broken heart. And as a child, nothing could hurt your dreams and ambitions as you have all the time in your hands, and the entire world at your feet.

Times have changed though. When you hit adulthood, I realised life doesn’t seem to work the same way. You feel as if you’re Peter Pan, who’s stuck in the real world where things are constantly moving and changing. You study and work; pay bills and taxes; you barely get any sleep; and you experience fluctuated periods of hitting rock-bottom with your career and relationship/s…the list goes on and on.

I often find myself wondering:  “Why can’t life be less troublesome, and be as fun as when we were kids?”

Let’s sidetrack a bit. Sometimes when I go on Facebook or Twitter to talk or look for group-pages, I always encounter 8 or 9-year-olds. Yes, on Facebook and Twitter. Why would an 8-year-old kid even be social-networking at that age? Even on a normal weekend, you’ll see kids indoors, and indulging in video game consoles and TV. They’re meant to be kids, and living a kids’ life! There are so many wonderful things out there for them to explore and do. So why are they wasting their time, especially at such a carefree time of their lives?

The point is – make the most of life, and cherish every moment you have. Sure, it’s nice to reminisce about the old times (especially when you’re at that quarter/or mid-life crisis stage of your life), but Life’s calling out to you, so you can’t avoid the present forever.

Consider life as a chessboard. Life continuously throws challenges at you, and we have to tackle the obstacles along the way. Whether you currently love life or hate it, I suppose that is reality.

Take your stance as the ‘Queen’ chess-piece. Life can be hard at times, but you need to take control of your life. Turn the downs upside down as for every minute of sadness; you’re losing one precious minute of happiness.

We tend to forget that we are very fortunate to have such wonderful lives. So go out there — learn more; love (not hate); have fun, and live life to the fullest.

We only get one life, so what you do with it, is up to you

 

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