Life is beautiful but not a bed of roses

There are a lot of stresses all around us these days. Most people complain about problems at office, issues in relationship and the growing competition in various fields. People are so engrossed in dealing with these issues that they don’t see the real beauty of life. There is so much more to life than these things. In fact, if we look at life closely, we will realize how beautiful it is. God has given us everything in abundance. This is evident when we look at nature. The tress, plants, rivers and sunlight – everything is in abundance, and so is the energy that resides within us. This is the beauty of life.

However, this is not to say that life is a bed of roses. It is not! The problems and concerns of people are genuine. The rich, the poor, the educated, the uneducated, the beautiful and not so beautiful – everyone has his/her set of problems. However, we need to understand that this is how life is. If everything came easy, we would not really value it.

Life is beautiful in its own way, and we should look for reasons to enjoy it and embrace its beauty amid the issues we are dealing with.

Here’s a very inspirational story that can inspire us—Rowan Atkinson was born in a middle class family, he suffered terribly as a child because of his stuttering. He was also teased and bullied at school because of his looks. Bullies thought he looked like an alien, and he didn’t have many friends. So, he went to Science. One of his teachers said there was nothing outstanding about him, and I didn’t expect him to become a fantastic scientist. But he proved everyone wrong and got admitted at Oxford University. During his days at Oxford University, he started falling in love with acting but couldn’t perform due to his speaking disorder, so he got his degree in electronic engineering before appearing in any TV show. So after getting his degree, he decided to pursue his dreams and become an actor, so he enrolled in a comedy group. But again, his stammering got in the way, and a lot of TV shows rejected him.

Despite many rejections, he never stopped believing in himself. He had a great passion for making people laugh. And after all those problems he faced, now he is one of the most famous comedians, actor and well-known to all of us. Thus, this story teaches us the most important lesson that we should never give up. We should keep trying our best.

Name- Falak Khan
1st Semester, 2020.