Life is not a bed of roses. It is a complete package of loads of surprises for us comprising of countless ups and down, numerous ridges and furrows in addition to the goodness. Many useless and false paths anxiously wait for us to step into them and wander. It is solely dependent on the individual’s mindset that how he or she leads the life, whether he or she lives the entire life at its fullest enjoying every moment, or just survives another day waiting for the ‘arrival’ of the day of ‘departure’ aka death. A person should think positive, stay optimistic and never intoxicate the mind with negativity and give a green signal for inferiority complex to conflict with the brain’s unleashed power which possesses the ability to transform the world, no matter how worse the situation is or to which extent the odds are against. If our brain acts positively, we can perform wonders in our life. It is a result of the lack or absence of positive thinking that we witness so many heinous inventions like nuclear weapons, biological weapons, etc. around us.
Moreover, positivity is closely linked with the religious values. In a particular religion, its followers are obliged to stay content, bold and hopeful when surrounded by hardships and to seek the guidance of the Omnipotent in order to escape this unwilling state. In accordance with the religious jurisdictions, hopelessness is an act of infidelity. The Almighty puts His followers in a state of distress in order to test their faith and patience. Those who qualify this test with satisfactory results and fill their hearts with the love of the Creator are rewarded by Him in the life and Afterlife. On the other hand, those who fail to do so are ultimately degraded in the eyes of God.
Apart from the religious point of view, the best instance enlightening the significance of positive and superior thinking can be cited from a condition when a glass is occupied with liquid till half of the distance of the calibration mark, the positive thinker (optimist) deems it as half-filled, while the negative thinker (pessimist) declares it as half-empty. Although, the said example is undoubtedly an old one but conveys a strong message which is capable of the amendment of the thinking of the readers.
Whatever is written in the book of Fate will happen to us, whether good or bad, despite vain efforts we’ll make in order to change it (with the exception of prayers). Living a life of anxiety and fear will not set one free from the chains of tension and worries, however, it’ll make one’s life even more miserable and pitiable than it should be or unluckily deserves to be, and would definitely not bring back the joyous moments in life. It’s no use to cry over spilled milk or broken egg. These tears are of no avail. An optimist is the one who in spite of the all the adversities, accepts the ground reality, faces it boldly, searches for even a minute bliss in it, persists and thrives on surpassing the difficult, heart-piercing, soul-squeezing moments, and certainly, succeeds because of the willpower and courage.
Rafey Iqbal Rahman is an Engineering student and is passionate about writing. Most of the people have a purpose behind for doing something, his purpose behind writing is to promote good and non-controversial quality content to the readers.