In Times of Darkness

Some days are more complicated than others.

But I’ve recently discovered that no matter where you are in your life, you can always make the best of any situation, no matter the adversity. After all, there’s no true end-goal in our lives; there are only opportunities to experience life or to let it pass by us.

Hi everyone, it’s me, Leon R.M. Auguste, coming to you with another post. Today I’ll be discussing the tremendous power within you and me.

In times of darkness, we can become more than just ordinary people. We are all incredibly talented in one way or another. As human beings, we have the chance and opportunity to truly take what is ours. In this society driven by pure competition and favoritism, we as people can still find ways to make a difference in the world. We need 3 things: hard work, opportunity, and luck.

Even if people sabotage you somehow, or you just feel under-appreciated, or even if you think you’ll never succeed, it’s a lie. It’s a lie because the truth is that you have to try first. You have to find out if you can better your chances of success at whatever it is you’re actively working at.

I’ve realized at 24 years of age that nothing is impossible. Truly nothing. You can quite literally materialize whatever you so desire into the real world without any opposition. One way or another, you will succeed – even if it’s not the way you had once originally envisioned it to be.

I think the beautiful thing about life right now is that we’re living in a unique period of vast knowledge and a time of grave uncertainty. It is a clash of both something good and something terrible.

But, of course, that’s how life usually works. There must always be a Yang to every Yin. No matter how bad we want life to be this easy road to success, we have to remember that reality is much harsher than that. We must make sacrifices to achieve whatever it is that we want. We must also not forget that we must put in the necessary time to make things work.

In times of darkness, we are faced with many personal questions that we must answer to move ahead in our own lives.

Like, where do I want to be in 5 years? In 10 years?

What kind of lifestyle do I want to live by?

Do I want to be married and have kids one day soon?

Or am I a free spirit who would rather travel around America or the world?

These are the kinds of questions we must all ask ourselves as we grow older and more aware of our surroundings. Life has never been easy or straightforward; that’s the truth of it. That’s why every time I hear, “why do humans have to make life so difficult” I laugh to myself in silence. Humans were meant to make life difficult. We aren’t a docile or even quiet breed of creatures. We are intelligent, proud, and even opinionated (some more than others). Everyone’s lives are complicated, no matter what kind of government system we have. No matter what societal rules we construct and what expectations we place on our people.

Life for humans was never designed to be “simple” or “easy.” It was created to be challenging. It was meant to be a life-or-death experience. It was meant to be cherished and scorned. Life for humans was meant to be a life-long journey wrought with happiness and pain all mixed together. To push ourselves further than we could ever imagine. Life is a roller-coaster with only one end, that being death. So you might as well get out there and take life by the horns.

Nobody will make that choice for you; only you can make those hard decisions in life yourself.

That’s what I think is a potential problem with our modern-day society. Our parents, grandparents, etc., have really coddled us into being “too soft.” Four years ago, I was a completely different man than I am today. Sometimes I can’t even begin to fathom how I used to be. I would have never survived in the world by myself if I never evolved and matured. And even still, I have much left to learn and grow from. That’s a natural process to life, after all. If you try to stop the inevitable change from happening, you’ll never be fully prepared for what life has to offer us.

In times of darkness, some moments escape us that can never be recalled again.

Suppose we let slip those opportunities of hardship. In that case, we may never grow if we don’t accept the challenges that await us on the other side.

Things happen in life, and as you go through changes in your own life, you’ll begin to see the differences around you. You’ll start to see the many different possibilities out there for you to grab. You’ll begin to understand that you’re bound to make mistakes. But, more importantly, you’ll learn to appreciate living your life a little more than you might take for granted now.

Conclusively, I think it’s safe to say that you owe it to yourself to go do that thing you’ve always wanted to do. Start that project you’ve always wanted to finish; see where it leads you. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to travel yourself; starting making a financial goal for your traveling needs. It’s never too late to start something new; we as human beings are never done learning. We are ever-evolving and constantly learning new concepts, ideas, and truths.

Don’t let the fear of failure overrule your desire to try something new. That’s the biggest issue in the world, especially at a time of vast uncertainty we’re currently facing. So there really is no better time to get started on your life than right now.

There’s nothing else to do than to just go out there and make a difference, even if it’s a small one. After all, all great things in the world have relatively small and insignificant beginnings.

Forever in Your Debt,

Leon R.M. Auguste

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