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Even if life is a bed of roses

Updated on August 5, 2014

It is said that life is not a bed of roses. This is because life is not easy. That is virtually everybody has a struggle to overcome even those who are successful in life still have some struggles which can be in their families, business as they strive to maintain their status, health, occupation among others.

The religious are not free from it because they also struggle especially in the struggle to tolerate and love others despite the obvious religious difference and to forgive their enemies. Above all, it is a task to overcome the material things and become more spiritually inclined.

The leaders of nations are not free from the struggles and challenges of life. This is because they know it is not easy to be a leader and to head any office. Consequently, they are faced with the choice of making decisions that affects the lives of their citizens and, maybe, the lives of those in other nations as the world focus towards a global society.

However, it is obvious that some people are better placed in a society and they are more successful than others are. Therefore, it may seem they do not have challenges, struggles, and other difficulties as compared to others in obvious struggles. Especially those who are living in countries affected by war and other hardship that needs global attention or to a lesser extent low class citizens in the various countries.

We are faced with many difficulties in life, great marriages have gone apart, and people suffer various kinds of illness of unknown pathologic origin. These are the things that make us say “the world is not a bed of roses” but I was made to understand that even if the world is a bed of roses, then roses have thorns and it is just that some people are found in the thorns of life. The task is for us to work our way out of the thorns in the roses of life and move closer to rose even though we cannot completely avoid its thorns.


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      davidkaluge 6 years ago

      Kitty, thanks for your contribution. You are right, there is beauty left but it must be sought. Some people learn to live in beauty and happiness despite pains of the thorns.

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

      Voted up and beautiful, David. Wonderfully put. I love the metaphor about the world being a bed of're right every rose has its thorn and the world has its thorns, but there's still some beauty left. We need to cultivate and cherish that beauty!

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      davidkaluge 6 years ago

      Thanks Check021, and Bonnebartron for your inputs. It is always to our best interest to learn from our struggles or challenges so that it can help us know how to work out of it and avoid its re-occurance. Check021 am glad you know how to handle things better now.

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      bonnebartron 6 years ago from never one place for too long

      why is that so hot?

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      Check021 6 years ago

      Well told. I have been raised in Serbia, in Orthodox environment...During 90's in Milosevic regime , I've learned what is life...and now,whit that kind of experience - I am ten times more "grown up" than my friends from my hood... :/