Everyone has a special ability that they can use to help this world progress. The world is waiting for each one of you to offer what you can to it. It wants you to become better, to push your limits, to do more and to be ambitious.
From fairest creature we desire increase,
That thereby beauty’s rose might never die,
But as the riper should by time decease,
His tender heir might bear his memory:
But thou contracted to thine own bright eyes,
Feed’st thy light’s flame with self-substantial fuel,
Making a famine where abundance lies,
Thy self thy foe, to thy sweet self so cruel:
Thou that art now the world’s fresh ornament,
And only herald to the gaudy spring,
Within thine own bud buriest thy content,
And, tender churl, mak’st waste in niggarding:
Pity the world, or else this glutton be,
To eat the world’s due, by the grave and thee.
Ever since the time that we are children, we want to grow, get better at things, make progress. I think part of this is so that our beauty will not fade and die. The elderly in time will die and it’s possible that a few caring relative will carry on their memory and in doing so will carry on some of the progress that person made for this world.
But there are people who do not seem to fit into this system at all because they are obsessed with themselves. They stare into the mirror gazing into their own eyes. Relishing in their own beauty and abilities and motivate only themselves. They think about only themselves and their ideals and methods, not caring about anything or anyone else. It is a self-consuming way to live.
Living like this, they have created a deficiency for themselves. They are ignoring their potential even though they have so much of it. They don’t realize what they have done. They have turned themselves into their own greatest enemy. They are constantly hurting themselves.
So I’m telling everyone who can relate to this person, that you deserve better than this because you are a good person. Right now. You are the treasure of this world. You’re amazing and you are awesome. Believe it. You are the next generation and before you know it, you are going to be leading this planet. You are the future. You will run the world. And will give rise to another generation. You will teach them the values you have. And they will carry on the contribution you made into the future.
This may sound crazy but, you’ve buried your happiness in the midst of your own potential. You have this huge potential. You know that. You even get lost in that fact. Just simply fantasizing about some great reward. But then that is all you do. You don’t do anything to achieve that reward. You keep replaying a moment that never happened or will never happen inside your head. And slowly you begin thinking that you will get it. What you forget, is to work for it.
And in your idleness and in your loneliness, you have lost your happiness. You have lost your satisfaction. You have lost your worth. You don’t think you are worth anything that this world offers you. You resign yourselves to your own imaginary bubble world where everything seems to be going smoothly. When you face even a bit of reality- it makes you this lovely but miserable being. You show you’re perfectly happy while within you’re crying, panicking. By choosing to continue living in your happy bubble, by choosing to close yourselves off to the universe- you are wasting the various opportunities and chances that life gives you to get back into its system, to rejoin life.
Now this world is not going to sit around and wait for you your entire life. After some time these opportunities and chances will stop coming to you. You will find it really difficult to get back into this system. It will break you apart from inside if you try then but it’s not like you have any other option. You have been living in that bubble for quite some time now.
So instead of facing something you can’t, face something you can. Something that will hurt you. But it will heal-because you are stronger than what you think yourself to be. Take pity on this world that has not yet seen your beauty, you abilities. This world deserves your gifts. Open yourself up to others. They need you. And you need them. Do this. At least for yourself if not for the world. Do all that you are capable of. Show the world that doubted you. Show them your potential. Make everyday a better day for yourself and for this world.
That is one way to grow. The alternative is that you carry on being selfish. You keep to yourself the abilities that you have. You choose to not help this world progress. And you take those abilities, those gifts, those undone progressive reforms and you die with it. You go away and none of your few caring relatives have anything to carry on into the future.
Written by Sara Jain