Life’s unfair!!

Life can be extremely iniquitous. Just when you think that all is right and that you are heading in the right direction, it drops a huge bomb right in the middle of the road, pushing you into the darkness, as you plummet down into the depths of rubble and confusion. Not knowing the way up, you struggle till you are foundered deeper in the mess. You then realize that you have got to sit low, stranded, for a while, till the dust settles down- till you can collect your gatherings, till you are strong enough to wipe your tears off your cheeks and look around for that ray of light that will lead you back to the point where you left the right track.

Going up, though, is never easy. You have to struggle your way through the tightly wedged rubble, gritting your teeth and bruising your skin all the way up. But once you are back on the right track, there is no looking back. Just the scars of the battle remain, that will remind you of your victory- the scars which will give your self-esteem and your self-confidence a huge boost when you are at the bottom of life’s next pit of darkness. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is an opportunity for growth.”


Oh yes, life is definitely unfair, catching you unawares most of the times and destroying your conviction in true happiness periodically. But then, what is life without its ups and downs, its struggles and victories to keep you entertained in the long run? What is life without these that test your strength, your perseverance and your will to succeed?

How you face the fall determines who you actually are- without sacrificing your integrity, your ego and your self-respect. Never losing your self and your soul along the way. Never living within others, never living second-handed.

29 thoughts on “Life’s unfair!!

  1. Someone once told me that confusion and frustration are the states before clarity and that’s always helped me through difficulty times; knowing it’s a process to a better, stronger self. Hope it all works out!

  2. And sometimes in retrospect, that door that is buried by rubble, requiring you to dig through to a different opening, is sometimes a blessing in disguise. Hope that is how it turns out for you ~ Kat

  3. Just as I was saying – you are wise beyond your years, Sumithra. This is beautiful, and while you may be reminding yourself of all this, I’m finding it quite apropos for me as well. And if I can move any of the rubble with you, just say the word. All the best!

    • Thank you so much for those kind words, Sir. Something that I really like about the blogging world is how you always have a lot of friends supporting you from various places, in their own way…

  4. Very eloquently written! This os so true. Kind of like a weird phenomenon. Exactly why I never expect greatness, and sometimes completely shy away from it. Coz the force of whatever out there can be really erratic. One time you’re in euphoria, the next you’re in a slump. I really stopped great expectations. Expect the least, do your best and learn from your mistakes.

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