We should not give up the imagination of success
once saw such an article, the topic is how to face the failure of life. For a long time, I seldom read these articles of chicken soup for the soul seriously to explore its internal logic, but this time I first read this article, but I haven't turned the page for a long time. My mind seems to be a blank for a moment, just thinking deeply about what kind of life is defined as a failed life.
I don't know if you have seen a British documentary "Seven Years of Life", which uses 56 years to track and record the life trajectory of more than a dozen children of different classes, showing the history of British society for half a century Changes-the rich are still rich, and the poor are getting poorer.
In China, I once made a similar documentary called "Out of the Road". It tracked and filmed the lives of rural children, young people in small towns, and girls in international metropolises for ten years. The results are still the same. The children of the rich always have broader resources and higher platforms for life.
Perhaps none of us can deny that our achievements, our career trajectory, and even our pursuits are inevitably inextricably linked to money. Therefore, when it is difficult for us to obtain the position of power because of our poor family circumstances, we are disappointed and sad; because when we try our best and still fall short, we are disappointed and panic. Maybe once the power was only a personal problem, but now we have learned to regard it as a global problem. Yes, we are used to judging the whole value by a small part. Our education tells us that God no longer controls our destiny, and we constantly warn ourselves that we are in control of our lives. So people take all the things that happen to them as their own responsibility. Later, disappointment is exchanged for more and more fierce disappointment, until it finally becomes despair.
But just like Nick in "Seven Years of Life" and small town youths carrying heavy loads in "The Way Out", fate often does not seal all our exits, and there are fish in the palm of fate.
When we choose to rush to the top of the pyramid in the eyes of others, choose a road that few people walk, and choose to be a minority, we inevitably need to bear the heaviest shackles. No success can be obtained without paying, and when everyone is willing to pay, no kind of pay is lower than another kind of pay. We may be disappointed in this world, however, never be disappointed in ourselves. We have loved, hated, cried and laughed. We have entrusted our life to ourselves, so we have never complained.
When we seem to be tired of the success defined by the public, we may as well put down our steps and think about it quietly. We cannot deny that no matter how perfectly a person interprets all our imagination of success, we must admit that they have lost something and given up something while they have gained it. When we find that such a constantly catching-up life is no longer what we like, what we should do is to focus on our own goals, to make sure that this goal is what we really want, to make sure that this dream blueprint comes from our own writing, and to make sure that our definition of success is sincere. Such success is full of imagination, and at the same time, we will continue to move forward with great interest.
In today's China, social stratification has not yet finally taken shape, so this is a good time. It is an era of heroes. When you yearn for success in the eyes of the public, please remember. Where there is a will, there is a way. Cross the rubicon and cross the rubicon. Two hundred and twenty Qin Guan will eventually belong to Chu. Hard-working people, heaven does not bear, hardships, three thousand more armor can swallow Wu. When you are keen on the pursuit of self, please put down the entanglement and suffering from the heart, can accept their own strange ideas, towards their own definition of success, always young, always tears, never give up the imagination of success.
(Author: Chen Ling)