“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”
Joan of Arc (1412 – 1431) French National Heroine
I find it difficult to refrain from being judgmental when I meat people who complain about their life’s circumstances, yet continue to repeat the same mundane routine which has kept them in the rut of which they constantly complain.
Why isn’t it fundamental that people who are not happy with their circumstances make the effort to change what it is they are not happy about. When a marriage, job, home or even family makes one feel lees than they believe they are entitled to, why can’t they see they have to make plans and follow through to better their situation?
Living one’s life as though it is the only life they have to live, is the only possible way to live and to find a sense of fulfillment. There are mitigating circumstances when young children are involved, but I have met far more happy adults whose parents had split up than happy adults whose parents stayed together while being abusive.
It is a choice to live under repression or to live ones life to their capacity. When all is said and done, which do you choose?