Optimism is the Key to Life

Every dark cloud has a silver lining.
Cowper’s lines talk about optimism. About patience. About hope. About perseverance. About courage. About living a good life.

In this world full of chaos, we need to sort ourselves and look for inspiration. We are responsible for our own happiness. As long as we let our lives be overcast with clouds of gloom and pessimism, our path to a happy life would be shunned.
Life is full of problems, but you would be foolish if you think circumstances would never improve in future.
Someday we will find what we are looking for, or maybe we won’t; maybe we will find something better than that. Whatsoever we find, whatever we become, we would always be greater than what we are right now.
Life is short. But life becomes shorter when you are blocking your mind with negativity and pessimism.
Poets and writers have always written about eternal hope, about courage, about a bright future. Don’t substitute your cheerfulness with fear and despair. Don’t just exist. Live.

Sleep well at nights. Wake up early. Eat healthy. Have a bucket list. Do things you like. It’s okay if things don’t work out at the moment, because they eventually do.

You may be upset about things. You may think the world is a bad, bad place. You may find yourself crying in front of everyone. You may think your luck is the worst and feel your world breaking apart. But you never know what worse your bad luck has saved you from.
We may find ourselves in darkness, but the key to a happy life is coping up from those frustrations and moving on.
Fly high. Run. Fall down. But get up again, and live your life.

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Just when you start complaining about your problems, take a while to think about the universe. About people who are fighting actual wars for survival, people who have lost everything, but still have the courage to face the world. Take inspiration from such people and learn to respect your life. Have a sense of positive competition, but at the same time you need to be satisfied with everything nature has provided you with.
You need to let your hair down and go a little wild.

They say stupid people are the happiest.
In that case stay happy. Stay foolish.

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Mark Holland

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