Raison D’etre – Why Am I Alive?

Raison d’etre – the reason for being. Everyone wonders some point in their lives: “Why am I alive? What is my purpose? Where is my place in this world?”

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I’d just like to say that everyone has a place in this world. No matter how small,  they are equally important, because even if they don’t save man-kind, they can save one person from having a bad day. One day may seem like it’s not much, but honestly, if I could have just one more good day in my already-limited, who-knows-how-long life, that is the most amazing thing. In our limited time on Earth, we should enjoy ourselves. After all, we only live once. By saying this, I am not encouraging crazy teenagers to do some dangerous antics out in society or anywhere, but to be less up-tight and enjoy the time given to them. I know most people think: “Oh, I still have time. It’s okay, I’m still young.” Well, I am just about to give a slap back to reality. Our life span isn’t long. Who knows what can happen in the next five minutes? Who knows what can happen in a year? Anything can happen and on the verge of your death, you will regret not spending your time wisely.

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Discover who you are. A bit cliche, I know, but you need to know who you are, what you like, what you dislike, what you’re good at, your favorite things to do, and etc. If you discover something or someone you like, take a risk, and just go for it. The same goes for other things ( as long as it isn’t against the law. Please don’t attempt anything that may harm you or other people. I might have to take responsibility you know). All you have to do is take that first step, the next step, and on and on, until you’ve find your place. If you feel you don’t belong or if you don’t like it, just start all over again until you’ve found it. Sometimes, the things we like may not be the things we’re good at. However, never give it up. Anything can be achieved with some time and practice. If you choose a boring, high-paying job over the most exciting (average to low-pay) job, that is something you would definitely regret for the rest of your life. I would rather go to work at a place I would look forward to going to everyday, no matter how low the pay, than go to a high-paying, boring job I would be dreading to go to.

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Always remember that you’re not alone in the conquest to find your purpose in life. People in their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and even 70’s are still searching for that missing piece that’s keeping them alive. Never forget that you do have a mission, a path, a purpose in life – everyone does. Sure, it may not be big, like creating a teleportation machine, but your existence, what you say, and what you do, helps at least one person in the world to have a better day. Don’t just wander aimlessly around, hoping you’ll reach your destination. Take one road and if that doesn’t work out, take the other one. Even if you get lost,  try again and look for the road. Your reason for being is something you have to be willing to take a risk for.

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