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An old man story

Updated on August 20, 2020

An old man working in the garden.

This old man working in the garden, could have been me, since I have been working as a bricklayer and laying pavements, half of my life, but before that I have been working in the farms, as you will see from my life story.
This old man working in the garden, could have been me, since I have been working as a bricklayer and laying pavements, half of my life, but before that I have been working in the farms, as you will see from my life story.

An old man harvesting wheat

In the past life was a lot harder than today, it was very different, there were a lot of things that had to be done by hand, as you can see this is an old man harvesting wheat the old way, it would take many hours of work to produce food those days.
In the past life was a lot harder than today, it was very different, there were a lot of things that had to be done by hand, as you can see this is an old man harvesting wheat the old way, it would take many hours of work to produce food those days. | Source

My life story, told as an old man story

Welcome to my article (5), an old man story,

This article is the continuation of, My life my struggles

Dear readers, in my life story, even though I am going to lament about the life that I had to live when I was young, one should keep in mind that life is what it is and most times we cannot change it, even if we try hard to change it. So, we should accept life the way it is and try to do the best with what we have, that is the only positive thing that we can do, we need to think positive all the time, if we think positive, then life becomes easier, so, your life experience will always count for something positive.

Now let me explain, perhaps I should have called this article my life missed opportunities, or we have our own destiny. Anyhow, this is my life story and nobody else and I invite anyone to read it, it does not matter for what reason you read it, perhaps you want to read it to compare my life story to your own life story, or just for curiosity sake, because you would like to know how other people have lived their own lives.

Anyhow, I must say that, we try to live our lives the best way we can, and we wonder at those things that have happened to us during our lives, some of which are good and some not that good; but once we have lived those happenings, they all seems to be a dream, they are like a dream and distant memories that will come back to our minds when we try to remember them, sometimes we wonder at the amount of events that we have been through during our lives, and it seems almost unreal that we have gone through all those things, but nevertheless it has been our life that we have lived, and it can be told if we want to. So, we want to tell our life story hoping that there are people willing to read our story, perhaps to compare it with their own life story.

So, I am writing my own life story; but I don’t remember how or when this idea of writing my life story has started in my mind, perhaps I have written part of it down for personal reasons. Anyhow, the reason why I started to write it does not matter much, because there are many people that write their own life story. So, I want to tell you my own life story for many reasons, and to prove to myself that everyone of us has a story to tell, whether my story might not be as great as somebody else story it does not matter much, because here we are not competing who is telling the best story, we are only trying to tell our own life story, but every story has its own merits and can be interesting in different ways; sometimes a story can be interesting because it is unique in its own ways; I am saying this because I believe that I have had a hard life when I was young, and it was unique in its own ways, therefore, when I am writing my life story, I may lament about this hard life that I have lived, but that was the way that I have lived my life, and that is the way that I am going to tell it.

Because I am telling you about this hard life that I have lived, I feel a bit worried, because I guess that not many people enjoy reading somebody else story, when all they do in their story is to lament their bad luck. But anyhow this is my real-life story, so, let us see what this old man (that is me) is going to tell about his life story, his observation, and his missed life opportunities, and lamenting, but not too much for fear of being boring to the readers; because my life has not had anything exciting that would attract the attention of the readers, it was a very simple life and no unforeseen happy events happened.

Anyhow, even though I am writing my life story now, I am still trying to learn how to write it properly, but let us continue and tell you about, my life missed opportunity.

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Use you life in a positive way

Life is what one want it to be, because even when life is hard, we can always hope for better things to come. We can also try to make it better wherever possible, even when this is hard to achieve.
Life is what one want it to be, because even when life is hard, we can always hope for better things to come. We can also try to make it better wherever possible, even when this is hard to achieve. | Source

My life missed opportunities

Here I am telling my life story and those lost opportunities that make me sad. But I want to tell you my life story, because it makes me remember my memories and experiences that have shaped my life, so, let me tell you my story from the beginning of my life, where I am going to tell you who I am, where I have been, where I am now and how I got here, and now I am writing my own life story in hub pages. I am writing this story hoping that one day my family and friends may read my story and understand a bit more about me, I know that this is wishful thinking, because families and friends don’t read their stories.

Anyhow, I have decided to tell you my life story, because something that has happened to me recently; this something has pushed me to start writing things including my life story. You see, now that I am in my early sixties, therefore, I am in the later part of my life span. I must say that I am experienced with life, and with what life can throw at us, and sometime it can be rather bad; one of my latest experience has made me feel so inadequate and frustrated lately, for not being able to reach out and make happen, what I wanted so desperately to happen. And this is one of the reasons, why I started to write my own life story here in Hub Pages.

I must say, that to be able to write in Hub Pages and have my own article in a public place to be read from anybody, it makes me feel proud of myself; since in the younger part of my life I have never believed that I could do that, even if I am doing it only in a small way; this makes me feel that I have fought back that feeling of being inadequate and now I feel more confident about myself, because I am writing my story in Hub Pages, but let us go back to my life story.

Anyhow, I must also say that I have felt many other times that feeling of being inadequate during my life, because I was put in a disadvantaged position when I was young, and for that reason, I was not able to better myself to a satisfactory standard at that time, which otherwise I would have been able to achieve if I had the chance; so, these are my laments in this life story.
For these lost chances I cannot blame anybody, and I can’t even blame my mother for putting me in a disadvantaged position, when I was young, because she was forced from disastrous and tragic events beyond her control. So, I have come to the conclusion that I can only blame Fate, because it struck a terrible blow to our family when I was very young.
Therefore, if in my younger years I had been in a position to go to high school at least for a few more years, or perhaps as long as my capacity to learn was used to the maximum; Then I could have learned whatever they teach at school, and at the same time, I would have been in a more social environment, where I would have been able to improve my social and communication skills while I were at school, those skills which are so important to communicate well with the rest of the community.
Therefore, if I had acquired those social skills when I was young, I would have been accepted better socially, and I would have felt happier with myself, instead of feeling sometimes left out from the mainstream, and feeling concerned and isolated.
You see; if I had the chance to learn more at high school, then I would have learned more at the time when I was young, and from that extra education I could have been more successful later on in my life, because I could have used my acquired knowledge, and those social skills which I never had the chance to learn then, because if I had, I could have achieved better things and ripped more and better rewards from within this society that we are living in today, which seems to me that it is more and more demanding about these social aspect.

This is one of those things that has made me feel inadequate, and it has followed me most of my life. You see, those social skills that I am talking about must be learned when one is young, while frequenting high school and mixing with society around yourself, so, these social skills become part of ourselves, and can use them to our own advantage all our life. For me it was not like that at all and most of those skills that we require in life I had to learn bit by bit the hard way, the best way I could. But now let us write about our own destiny if there is a destiny.

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Perhaps we have our own destiny

Today I must say that I feel that there is something we call our destiny, so, we are born to live a certain way of life, or our destiny is written in our life God’s book and we are forced to live our lives according to what is written in it, therefore, our life is going to be influenced by life events that are beyond your control. Now I don’t know what to believe about what I have said, but I believe that there is a destiny for every one of us, but at the same time, I hope that our destiny is not fixed and it can be modified, if we have the opportunity to try our best and modify it.

You see, I believe that if we believe that our destiny is fixed, then there is no way that we could change it, so, it is better if we believe that we can change it somehow. Anyhow, those things that happen in our lives might happen for a reason, so, they affect our life one way or another. Therefore, I believe that there is a sort of destiny because of what has happened to me, and it continues to happen even today.

Anyhow, I have said, I have come to blame my fate for most of my life short comings and pains. Because I believe that when I was born, I was born with a good chance to live a better life; but it was not to be, that is the reason why I think that it was my destiny. So, if you happen to read my life story, I am sure that you may very well ask. Why is it that I am telling you mostly sad stories? Is it possible that in my whole life, I had so many sad happenings and not any happy ones?
Well, I should say here that I have had a few happy happenings, but if I had to tell you about my happy happenings they would be so few and boring, and nobody could be interested to hear them, because they seem to me that they are normal things and not important at all.
So, I would like to talk now most of all, about those happenings that have affected my life in a negative way, one could say that they have made me struggle during my life, as I have said in my article, My life my struggles
I know dear readers, that you might be thinking that it is meaningless to write down all this useless stuff, as nobody might be willing to read it or get any benefit from it.

But I am thinking that if my writings survive in a hidden corner for a generation or two, and even if my writings are not professionally written, as my English writing skills are not the best. But I believe that in several years when time passes away, then whoever reads my life story, will find them more interesting, because life was so different in the old days, because we used to live in a different way altogether, you see, I have started to live my life long before the great changes of nowadays, so, this difference is what may make this life story interesting to read.
And if what I am writing here is going to be useless anyhow, I will do it just for practice, so that I can improve my English language and my writing skills. So that, I could feel more confident within my self, therefore, I would not feel to be in such a hopeless and desperate position; like that time when something happened to me at a certain stage of my life, but at that time I was not able to cope with it properly, and because I wasn’t able to cope that matter in my case became very painful, because of what I wanted to reach and do but I wasn’t able to, here I am talking about a matter that was and indeed is a very delicate matter of personal nature, so, I am not going to disclose willingly.
But I would like to tell you that my helpless and desperate feelings, which I will write about them later, including what was it that caused me so much distress. But this distress has also made me come to a decision, which is that I have to improve myself in my lacking writing skills. So, now although I am getting old, I will try hard to improve myself, so that, my improvements may still help me in my later years to reach where I have failed before. You see this is my view about life; when you fail you get up dust yourself and try again harder.
Therefore, by writing my own life story, I will also help myself to improve my English and my communication skills, which after all they are the art of being able to write or to say, the right words at the right time with the right meanings; since saying meaningful and skillful phrases is like when one writes them down.
So, please don’t be annoyed by my life story, and allow me to write a few things that I have gone through during my own life. I would like to write them; so that I could show you how hard life was then and how hard life can sometimes be, since this applies particularly to me; because during my life so many things have changed since I was a child; I know of course that things will still keep changing in the future, and very likely even faster than before, but now because we know of the oncoming changes we can accept them more easily than before, therefore, they will not seem that bad to us, because at least we believe that we know where we are going in the future.

I believe that this article is becoming too long, because today people are busy and don’t like long stories, so, I better stop writing now. But, an old man life story, IS TO BE CONTINUED: With another article called, my farm life experience. See you next time.

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© 2011 F-Menchise

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