Amongst all false philosophies, the worst ones preach that you cannot be happy until the whole world changes. Putting your life on hold until the world becomes better is the ultimate folly. Unfortunately, millions of people fall passionately for this idea, which seems to feed on every sort of misery and pain.
In past centuries and nowadays, many individuals show
willingness to spend their lives waiting for tidal changes. Such persons
talk persuasively and paint pictures of a better world. They make
speeches in favour of present sacrifice in exchange for indeterminate
A life spent waiting will be devoured by
emptiness and diluted by nothingness. Happiness cannot be attained
through irrational hopes and exaggerated expectations. Problems rarely
get solved on their own. Irrational hopes, instead of elevating your
soul, will bury it in a deep black hole.
Difficulties can be
turned into prosperity only if you make workable plans, take swift
action, stabilize the situation, and pursue feasible improvements.
Passive waiting never leads to happiness. Chance will seldom reduce
inconveniences in your environment. Luck cannot be trusted to remove
obstacles from your path.
Look at yourself in the mirror and ask
long you are willing to wait for happiness. The higher your
self-confidence, the more determined you will be to advance your cause.
Never trust promises that cannot be fulfilled. Instead of putting your
plans on hold, redouble your efforts to attain your goals.
faster you recognize unworkable theories, you better off you'll be. When
people request you to wait indefinitely to receive your fair share,
discard their assurances and search for alternatives. Life is too short
to be wasted in pointless waiting. Do not let vain words interfere with
your plans. Make sure that you pursue your objectives with relentless
If someone promises you a job at an indeterminate date,
keep on searching for a suitable position. If people tell you to be
patient, thank them politely for their advice and look for a short-cut
to your goals. If your environment favours passivity, figure out how to
motivate yourself to work harder in order to accomplish
Embrace the truth
Write down your answer to the question of how long you are
willing to wait for happiness. Are you going to stop chasing your
dreams until the world becomes a perfect place? Are you going to devote
your best years to pointless discussions? Would you accept just to grow
older without ever improving your situation?
To those who preach
endless waiting, let your reply be short and determined. Shrug your
shoulders and tell them the truth. Life is too short for trusting
uncertain predictions. It is up to each individual to face problems
courageously, stabilize his situation, and transform it into
opportunity. Your willingness to wait for happiness should not go beyond
what circumstances dictate as absolutely necessary.
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