LIFE – Take it or leave it.

LIFE. Some have it easy and some have it easy-ish, whilst it’s a very trying experience for many, and hell-ish for many more. Many of those who are blessed with an easy life can become so comfortable, that they have no care for those who have a tough life. They tend to lack respect for those who struggle to survive, whilst those who have a hard life can become so angry and resentful, that they have no care for those who have it easy/easier.

You may think that a person (e.g. the poor, the sick, the homeless) who seems to accept whatever happens to him/her as being lazy or foolish for not doing anything about it, whilst you may view the person who is constantly hustling/fighting for “betterment” (e.g. a roadside vendor, a farmer, a car salesman) as being note-worthy, but who’s to say that either state of being is BETTER than the other?

Taking whatever live sends our way – blessings and testings – can be beneficial, but it depends upon how we respond to what we are sent. Our personal view or frame of mind determines what we value about the experiences that we have. Accepting things as they come with an attitude of gratitude usually means that we’re easy going, and are also thankful for the good AND the not-so-good, but fighting to get what we want doesn’t have to mean that we are greedy or ungrateful. The former is about being contented, whilst the latter is about being ambitious.

Some things that LIFE throws at us are easier to deal with than others, so sometimes we have to fight in order to get the outcomes that we want. That’s LIFE!wine

Is it better to take whatever LIFE sends your way, or should we fight to get what we want out of it?hmmm
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When I was much younger, fighting was much easier. laugh But then I guess that's the same for most, if not all, of us. As I aged, and experienced several trials and stresses, I got tired having to fight all the time. Slowly, I gave in more and more to what LIFE sent my way, and tried to do the best that I could with it.
My fighting spirit is on hiatus until there's something that I feel I REALLY need to fight for, and even now my fighting strategy is somewhat changed.

Philippians 4:12–13 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Amen! wave Ray, thanks for sharing.handshake
A compromise, of course. As usual. Struggle only for high returns. Say, a 1% struggle for a 200% improvement in the rest of your existence. I regret having worked hard and giving it my all for basically nothing of real value.

Yet, it's useless crying on spilled milk. It's now too late in the day to do anything about it and so it is for most of us on here. Doom and gloom you may call me, but if you, all of you, have a bit of a sit-down with yourselves, you may very well come to my same conclusions.
It is nice to reach a place of calmness. In youth I never realized how wonderful calmness and clarity can be.
So true, UnFayzed...that realization comes to many of us eventually, but only when we slow down and 'listen'. happy place

I suppose we can only deal with our lives' events the best way we can. Not having a good start in life doesn't mean the end! As long as we have life then we can do our best to overcome all the past negativity and try and make our way in the world.

I wouldn't bother fighting for anything - just moving on from the negative is enough! bouquet
Strive but Accept.
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Yes ...handshakesmile
Get busy living or get busy dying, everyone has that choice. wink
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