22 October 2014

By Lauren E. White


I’m lacking something this week in particular, and no, it’s not empathy.

There are many things that are extremely valuable in this world – a pair of Vivienne Westwood earrings, a Gucci handbag or even some Kurt Geiger stilettos. But, I can tell you (to the surprise of many) that there are things that you actually can’t but a price value on: the one thing I’m talking about is time.

Time is of the essence, especially in this day and age. We are all spending our days chasing the ‘perfect’ life and seeking our own view of happiness. We spend our lives wanting, craving, needing something more than what we already have when we are already equipped with everything we need to reach maximum happiness.

The human race has a downfall, and that downfall is time. Of course, we spend so much of the little days we have on this Earth wasting them and we realise this when it’s too late. It gets to a point when we’re about 60 and finally come to our senses and think ‘oh, wait, I shouldn’t have spent so much time being unhappy about that,’ or wishing we had never argued with someone over and over again. Us humans are cursed with this issue and most of us realise this when we have lived over half of our life – it’s sad, really.

It is time to let go of the things that make us unhappy. It is time to let go of the people who have hurt us. And, it is time to move on. One of the lessons we have to learn is that we can’t hold on to things forever. If we learn this sooner, we’ll have more time to spend on things that matter.

You might be wondering why I chose this particular topic for this week, and I’ll tell you that the reason why I have is because we’re young. We are in the age range of 14 or 15 and therefore we have the rest of our lives ahead of us. So, learn this lesson now. Take it and use it.

Just let go.



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