Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Balances of Life

There is no denying that life is precious beyond measure, yet it hangs delicately in the balances of chaos and peace. Living life is an extraordinary experience simply because it offers a variety between beauty and ugliness, safety and danger. Of all people Helen Keller would be the likeliest to experience the insecurity life has to offer. During her contemplation on life she once said, "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure." We can easily surmised at this point that life is not only precious, but precarious as well. Life offers us both the good and the bad, but our spoiled nature has learned to only be satisfied with the good life has to offer. We cringe and complain when facing a struggle in life and try with everything within us to avoid a more difficult path even though it may lead to a better place. We want it easy but life simply does not work out that way. Life is not fair and does not play favorites, but how we approach life is entirely up to us. When faced with the struggles and difficulty in life Helen Keller remarked, "Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content." Each of us needs to realize that regardless of what life tosses our way we have it within us to overcome and move forward; it is in our nature to survive.

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