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An old man story

Updated on June 9, 2018

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

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

This is an old man story

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

This article is the continuation of our previous article, My life my struggles, and part of an old man life story.

Dear readers, even though I am going to lament again about the life that I had to live when I was young, because it was not that good, one should keep in mind that life is what it is and most times we cannot change it at all, 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, by using what one has learned from life itself, that is the only positive thing that we could do, we need to think positive all the time, and then nobody could take away that positive feeling from us, if we live that way and think positive life becomes a lot easier, so, our life experience will always count for something positive, provided you can use whatever has been positive in your life.

Now, let me explain about this old man story, perhaps I should have called this article my life story plus, including my life missed opportunities and my destiny, plus other things that usually happen during life. Anyhow, you are invited to read my article because this is my life story and nobody else, so, I invite anyone to read it, it does not matter for what reason you read it, perhaps you will read it to compare my life story to your own life story, or for curiosity sake, because you want to know how other people have lived their own lives.

Here I need to say that we all try to live our lives the best way we can, and we all wonder at those things that have happened to us during our lives, some of which might be good and some not that good; but once we have lived those life happenings, they all seems to us as if they were a dream, they are like a sort of 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 our life is a story that could be told if we want to tell it, so, we would like to tell you our life story, perhaps just to compare our life story with other life stories, so, we hope that there are people willing to read our life story, perhaps to compare it with his/her own life story, because our own lives could have been similar or very different from their story, but it is still is a story that could be told, because, as you know everybody of us has a story to tell, and so have I.

So, I have written my own life story that I want to tell you now, I don’t remember exactly how or when this idea of writing my own life story has started in my mind, perhaps I have written part of it down somewhere else for personal reasons, but I don’t remember now exactly why I wrote that article the first time.

But anyhow, the reason why I started to write it does not matter now, because as you know there are many people these days that write their own life story; so, I want also to tell you my life story for many reasons, and to prove to myself that everyone of us as a story to tell, whether my story might or 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 could be interesting just because it is unique in its own ways; I am saying this because I believe that I have had a rather hard life when I was young, and it was unique in its own ways, and therefore, when I am writing my life story, I am going to 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 or listening to somebody else story, when all they do in their story is to lament their bad luck, these sorts of stories are not much fun to read or listen to. But anyhow this is my real-life story, and this is the reason why I have called this article an old man story. Now, we know that old men will be lamenting about things one way or another, so, let us see what this old man (that is me) is going to tell you about his life story.

I guess he will start with his life observation and his missed life opportunities, while he is telling us his own life story and lamenting, but at the same time trying not to lament much for fear of being boring to the readers. Anyhow, my life has not had anything exiting that would attract the attention of the readers, because it was a very simple life and no unforeseen events happened; I have just said this because today while I am editing this article, in the news there are these refugees that are running away from their native land in search of a better and safer way of life in another country; one day these refugees could really have a story to tell; but that would be their story, so, let me go back to my own life story.

Anyhow, even though I am writing my life story now, I believe that I have still a lot to learn how to write my own biography, but I am going to try writing it anyhow, while I am trying to learn a bit more from the Internet every day; but let us continue and tell you, my life missed opportunity.

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We all have our life story to tell

Everyone of us has a story to tell, even if it is only their own life story. So, this is what I am going to do just now, I am going to tell you my own life story
Everyone of us has a story to tell, even if it is only their own life story. So, this is what I am going to do just now, I am going to tell you my own life story

My life missed opportunities

While I am telling my life story and those life opportunities that I have missed during my life, I feel a bit sad. But at the same time, I would like to continue to tell you my life story, because it makes me remember all the memories and experiences that have shaped my life, so, let me tell you my own life story from the very beginning of my life, where I am going to tell you who I am, where have I been where I am now and how I got here, and here and now while I am writing my own life story in hub pages. I am writing this story hoping that one day my family and friends can read my story and understand a bit more about me, I know that this might be just a wishful thinking, because families and friends don’t read their friends stories, they think they know everything about them.

So, as I have said, I have decided to tell you my life story, because of something that has happened to me during my life; you see this something has pushed me to start writing many things including my own life story, so, this is also the reason why I am writing now. You see, now that I am in my early sixties, and therefore I am in the later part of my life span. I must say that although I am an old man, and therefore, experienced with life and with what life can throw at us and sometimes 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, or perhaps the most important reason, why I have started to write my own life story here and also go public in Hub Pages.

I have to say here also, 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 thought that one day I would be able to 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 and other things, but let us go back to my life story.

Anyhow, I must say that I have felt so many other times that feeling of being inadequate during my life, which I believe that it has been 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, the reason of these laments I am telling you here-under.
For these lost chances I can’t blame anybody, and I can’t even blame my mother for putting me in such disadvantaged position, when I was very 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, because I would have been in a more social environment, 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 would have had a chance to learn more at high school, then I would have learned more at the that time when I was young, and from that extra education I could have been more successful later 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 sometimes inadequate, and it has followed me most of my life. You see, those social skills that I have been talking about must be learned when one is young, while frequenting high school and mixing with society around yourself, so that these social skills would become part of oneself and therefore one can use them to their own advantage all their lifelong. 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.

Anyhow, about this issue of feeling inadequate is going to be written in one of our articles called, Hello my world, where I am going to sound like a rebel and break out of this life drawback in a drastic way, where I will try to change my own way of thinking; but now let us continue to follow our own ways, and talk about our own destiny the way we are doing.

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My life story and God's book of destiny

Every one of us has a story to tell, some of  us have better stories than others, but a story is a story that is all there is to it; in my case my life story could be connected with my destiny and religious issues and why I am writing all this.
Every one of us has a story to tell, some of us have better stories than others, but a story is a story that is all there is to it; in my case my life story could be connected with my destiny and religious issues and why I am writing all this.

Perhaps we have our own destiny

Today I feel that there can be something we call our destiny, so, we are born to live a certain way of life, perhaps our destiny is already written in God’s book of our life, so, in a way we are forced to live our lives according to what is written in God’s book. Therefore, our life is going to be influenced by life events that are behind your control. Now I don’t know what to believe about what I have written, but somehow, I believe that there is a sort of destiny for every one of us, but at the same time, I hope that our destiny is not completely fixed, and it can be modified to a certain degree; we can do so by trying our best, in the hope that we can improve our destiny.

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 may happen for a reason, so, they are affecting our life one way or another. Anyhow, I believe that there is a sort of destiny because of what has happened to me, and perhaps it is continuing to happen even now.

Anyhow, dear readers as I have already 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 perhaps it was my destiny. So, dear readers if you happen to read my life story, I am sure that you are going to ask; what is the reason 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 very boring indeed, and nobody would be interested to hear them, because they seem to me that they are normal things and not important at all.
So, I want to talk to you 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 already said in my last article, My life my struggles, this is the link to, My life my struggles
I know dear readers that you might be thinking that it is meaningless to write down all this stuff, because very few people might be willing to read it or get any real benefit from it.

But I am thinking that if my writings survive in a hidden corner just for a generation or two, and even if my writings are not well written, because my English writing skills are not the best and I know that. But I believe that in several years when time has passed away, then whoever would be reading my life story writings 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 might 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 would be able to improve my English language and also my writing skills. So that, I could feel more confident within my own self, and 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 well, it matter in my case became it was 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 it willingly.
But I would like to tell you that my helpless and desperate feelings, which I will write about them later in another article, which will include what was 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 very hard if I can 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 skilful phrases is just 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 nowadays and in the future, and very likely even faster than before, but now because we know of the oncoming changes we are able to accept them more easily than before, and therefore, they will not seem that bad to us anyhow, because at least we believe that we know where we are going in the near future.

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

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© 2011 F-Menchise

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