Wrestle

Struggling

Trying

To wrestle control back
Take things by the neck
Be ahead of the pack

The only wrestling I do
Is that

For control and power.

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Ups and Downs 

When we think of ups and downs, we think of roller coasters and.. Life. The periodic ups and downs is probably one of the constants of life and it is true that what goes up must come down, and vice versa. We will all have smooth rides and rough patches, albeit at varying lengths for different people throughout their lifetimes. These highs and lows can occur at any aspect of life, be it in areas of financial, emotional, psychological or otherwise. 

To a lesser extent, I think these peaks and rock bottoms occur on a daily basis as well, where our emotions can fluctuate in great degrees (whether due to a conscious reason or not). We can be happy in the morning, uptight in the afternoon, and probably end the day on a high at night. With this came the theory and study of a base level of happiness for individuals, where one with a higher base level experience more satisfaction and joy in life without external stimulus or reason. It is something inherited and at genetic level, and hardly within control. It is like our default mood, where some can be perpetually positive while others sulk all the time. 

What I’m trying to drive across today really is that we need to tide through the lows and seek to bounce back to the highs. We inevitably get sad or discontented, but it is important that we do damage management and let allow our emotional state and state of mind to affect our decisions or harm our relationships with others. It is crucial that we take a step back when things are tough and not buckle in the face of emotional challenges. 

Find your friends, seek your happiness pill (i don’t mean drugs; I mean the person or thing that lift your spirits), do the things that make you happy, go exercise, listen to your favourite Beatles or Queen song, have an ice cream.. Yank yourself out of the depressive state and things will look up sooner than you expect. Positivity attracts good things, and the reverse is true for negativity. 

Remember, chin up when things get tough.. It’s not that you’ll drown a little slower, it’s that you’ll be out of the water soon enough if you can survive the initial onslaught. 

Have a good evening everyone!

The Paper In Your Hand

cool, quiet night

It has often been said that our lives are governed by fate and everything has been predetermined way before we were conceived into this world through our noble mother. It means that everything is cast in the stars and the way our lives turn out is set and out of our control. This means that our destination has long been derived and our journey there is but a path already charted out for us to follow step for step; this in short translates that we are but sightseers on the grand and vast journey of life. It is like tracing through pre-drawn lines that are already in place on a sheet of paper.

On the other hand, people argue that while many people believe that fate and destiny is the governance of our lives, the true ruler of our lives is actually known as choice. This is a contrast and contradiction to the first idea and this utterly dismisses and disregards the concept of fate/destiny. On this side, it is claimed that everyone has a choice in everything, and that it is these choices that we make that guide and lead us onto the roads that we have taken or are about to take. Every decision that we arrive at and come to will determine something and every choice we make will lay the route ahead of us; nothing is preset beforehand.  This means that we are in full control of the way our life runs and we are the true masters of our own fate and destiny. It is like writing on a clean and fresh sheet of paper.

What kind of paper do you think you are holding on to?