ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Health»
  • Men's Health & Wellness

You Need Not Go It Alone

Updated on October 1, 2017

The struggles that we go through in life can at times seem so insurmountable. They seem like they can never be conquered. It can be difficult in life trying to get ahead. It can be difficult trying to move on from a negative past.

The rumination that our minds constantly bombard us with is one of the most dangerous enemies we will ever have in life because it ultimately robs us of our present and keeps us in a state of anger and depression.

It can be difficult trying to live a life of happiness, but it is attainable.

Understand that we are all battling in life and that every battle that has been fought and won was not by a single soldier but by a soldier and his allies. You need not go through life fighting your demons alone.

Whatever it may be that you are trying to do or whatever you are trying to overcome, understand that there is no shame in asking for help.

There is in society this pervasive idea that to be a Man you must be able to handle everything by yourself. That to be a Man you cannot ask for help. A Man is strong and reliant.

Now, this is true to an extent. A Man is strong. A Man can be self-reliant. Perhaps one of the "Manliest of Men," Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote a brilliant essay on being self-reliant (which I highly recommend every person should read). However, no battles have ever been won by one single individual.

An individual could have been very crucial in winning the battle, but he didn't win the battle alone. Likewise, the battles that rage on in our minds and hearts are battles, that too, are deserving of allies to help in winning these battles.

Let us take for example a man who is trying to get through a divorce. The support of friends and the help that he can get from men who have already been through a divorce will prove to be invaluable sources of strength in those most trying and troubling times.

To be a man is not to be without emotions and if life teaches us anything, it will beat us down. But if we have someone in our corner, if we have good people in our corner we can continue instead of throwing in the towel.

We are all brothers in this fray that we call life. We are all battling our past and our inner demons, but we need not do it alone. To be a man is not simply about fighting your battles but it is also about helping our fellow man; male and female, old and young, animal and human.

We can only go but so far in life by ourselves. With a helping hand, we can go so much further in life. Reach out to a person in need, and you will find in yourself a strength you never even knew you had.

The fray that we call life is a never-ending battle, but if you have strong enough allies on your side, you will be able to give life a good knock on its back. Stay Strong.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Xavier Ludwig profile image
      Author

      Xavier 7 months ago from Wherever I feel like

      Hello did you want to reachout to me. My contact is above.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)