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Living in Absolute Peace

Updated on December 18, 2014

Living in peace

In this life, many like to give the illusion that they have it all together. The world has become such that looking rich, or successful is on the forefront instead of actually being healthy, or happy. People have based their happiness so much on the appreciation and admiration of others that they actually forget who they are. Everything they do now is based on the view that people perceive them by. And I do know this because I live in that generation. This is the generation that will do anything to have money, in their accounts, irrespective of whether they have to soil their values or not. A generation that wants to get rich very fast, without the hard work. They think all they have to do is post explicit materials on the internet, or show off their bodies elsewhere. Don’t get me wrong, I think being comfortable in your own skin is important, but do you have to show the whole world?

This generation thinks that having befriended people on social media is equal to having real friends. I bet half of them do not know what actually happening their friends lives. A generation that looks down on giving back to community in service. One that thinks all they have to do is flash the money they got, from illegal dealings and all will be well.

Well, I refuse to get sucked into that illusion. I still believe in deep friendships. I refuse to give up my values. Because I would rather have my peace, than trade it for a few bucks. I believe in being wealthy, rather than rich. That is because wealth can be in so many different forms, and it is more lasting than riches. I believe in caring for people, and especially the under-privileged. Because I know what it means being given a second chance. I believe in things like honor, and being noble, and loyalty, something that most of us do not have in their lives. As much as I want to get rich, I want to do it the right way. I want to make true friends on my way up there. Because if I ever fall of the ladder, they will be my steps to make sure I do not hit the pit bottom. I would rather have that than being pole vaulted over that bar.

At times I wish I would drive this into people’s heads; that they should not get lost in this big illusion of pretense that circulates around. But I guess some people only learn through experience. And hey, I may be slow at getting there, but it is slow and steady. Because I know I will never take a step back. Forever, it will be a forward journey. Ensure that whatever you do, you can sleep at night knowing it is the right thing, because without your peace, your soul is in distress.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      It is a great achievement to have peace in one's life. I agree that the younger generation has missed out on developing true social relationships. You are quite wise and I hope people hear your important message.