The truth is we’re all alone in this world, not necessarily lonely but alone. When you sit back to think about who will have your back you realise that it’s all for the moment. But when you’re facing a whirl within, you’re the only one who can save yourself. You’re the only one who can make or break yourself after all. The rest are around to influence you toward the right or wrong. You’re alone and it doesn’t matter how many friends you have or what you do or don’t do. It doesn’t matter what jobs you have or the number of achievements you’ve bagged while you competed. It doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or poor because no matter what by the end of it all you’re alone and this often leads us to missing people we’ve never even met before.
When you sit back to think about this, it feels so tragic. Doesn’t it? It did to me at least. But then it just sprung to mind that in life there are relationships formed that can never be broken, no matter what you’re always there for each other. You could find that in your parents and live a happy family life or you could find it in your better half and live it up with your marriage. Or there could also be a possibility that you develop a relationship as such with a person you grow up with during some stage in life, that one person who probably understands you better than you fathom yourself. It’s that one person you can count on from cradle to grave even though they’re not family, they’re not your blood because you know that it’s this very person who’s been standing beside you through it all. It’s relationships like these that help you cope with everything. And distinct from all the issues faced, life just seems worth living from that point on or the least you feel is that your time on Earth wasn’t a waste after all.
“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” — Michael Jackson
Hence, when you know you’re loved you can muddle through being alone because you know you’re not lonely. When all to yourself in thought, you tend to feel sad, I do. But the fact is we enter this World alone and we depart alone so there isn’t much to feel sad about, we might as well learn to live in it alone too. When you look around you notice a crowd of people. But they’re not all as one side by side, they’re all alone, each one fending for themselves. Then again when you look deeper, they’re all still together in being alone.
P.S. Understand the difference 🙂