5 Reasons Why LIFE SUCKS
You wake up in the morning. You turn on the TV, hoping to catch the weather forecast. But all you hear is horrific news about how many people died of coronavirus, how many new COVID-19 cases there are, how you won’t be able to see your friends until the end of the lockdown, which no one knows when(at this point ‘if’) it will occur.
Even if you woke up in a good mood, with a smile on your face, all the positive vibes are now replaced by a single thought: “Life sucks.”
But the worldwide pandemic is not the only reason why life is messed up. It’s only the tip of the iceberg.
We go through sadness, loss, loneliness, misery, disappointment. We struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, fear, PTSD. No matter how hard we try to convince ourselves we should be grateful for what we have, sometimes it is too damn hard.
Breaking News: Things don’t always get better. Sometimes life sucks, and there is nothing you can do about it. If you can’t handle this harsh truth, better stop reading this article. But if you can…
Here are 5 reasons why life sucks:
1. Life is a mess.
We are simple creatures. We like everything around us to be in order. If we do good, we expect to receive goodness in return. That’s the way it should be, right? Well, no. That is not how things work. Seeking reason in life is unreasonable. Everything around us is chaotic, and it constantly makes us all utterly confused. One minute you can be on top of the world, and the other, you can hit rock bottom. It’s all one massive hideous mess. And we are the ones who have to deal with the consequences.
2. You only live once.
Forget the #YOLO hype. This has nothing to do with that. However, it has a lot to do with the fact that there are no second chances. You can’t go back in time and fix the mistakes you have made. You can’t press a button and start your life over whenever you mess up. However, you can learn from your past and create a better future for yourself. No one can take that away from you.
3. Justice is a myth.
Good deeds always pay off, right? Well, this might be true in movies and comic books, but in real life, justice is rare. Cruelty goes unpunished, and bad guys, who deserve to be jailed for life, enjoy their freedom. So, what’s the point in having high morals and being a good person? Why should we value honesty, loyalty, and integrity? Unfortunately, the answers to these questions are not always easy to bear.
4. You can’t have everything you want.
You can dream big and set ambitious goals for yourself all you want. But if life has other plans, there is nothing you can do about it. Having everything you want, establishing the much-needed balance between your personal and professional life, for example, is closer to the impossible than to the reachable. Eventually, you find yourself in a neverending loop of making difficult choices and neglecting important aspects of your life for the sake of other equally valuable things. In other words, you just can’t have everything, and that sucks beyond doubt.
5. Life is too short to live it to the fullest.
“Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive.”
This sounds so inspirational and encouraging. But how can we achieve it when we don’t have the time to get in touch with everything that life has to offer?
You are curious. You want to explore, to grow, to succeed. There are so many places you aspire to visit, so many people you would love to meet, so many things you want to do. You wish big, and that’s truly heartwarming. But what sucks is that you can never manage to do all that. You can’t possibly go everywhere you want and make all of your dreams come true within a single lifetime. That’s why people often say that life is short. And, sadly, they have all the rights to claim that.
Life is messy, frustrating, and hurtful. But it is also fascinating, uplifting, and glorious.
This incredibly confusing chaos around us is what we have to deal with till the rest of our days. So we might as well try to make it a little more enjoyable.