Love the Life You Live

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“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough” (Mae West). Sometimes we think that life is a puzzle that we have to figure out, but its not. The beautiful thing about life is that we might not understand it, but we don’t have to.

The meaning of life isn’t to make the most money, have the biggest house, or buy the most expensive clothes. It is about the love that you give, the friends that you have, and the goodness that you do. When asked what the meaning of life is, 16 year old student at Prosper High school responded, “in my opinion the meaning of life is finding your own meaning, finding who you are and what you’re worth,” then added, “by doing such, you are able to help others do the same.” We aren’t here to prove ourselves, we are only here to create ourselves and help others do the same.

Society tells you to be yourself, to live your own life, but then turns around and says “no wait, you’re doing it wrong, do it like this.” Students admit to the fact that “society does give a lot of pressure to teenagers over all on how everything should look like and be like, especially over social media.” You think you have to live the way everyone else around you is, but that’s not what it’s about.

We often preach on the fact that everyday isn’t guaranteed, but are we living that way? Life isn’t always going to go the way you want it to. 7 times out of 10, it’s going to go the complete opposite. But if we know that life can be gone so quickly and unexpectedly, why don’t we say that one thing or do that one thing, when we might never have the opportunity to do it again? Even if you are hurt or embarrassed, it doesn’t last forever. Time isn’t forever, it always fades, and that’s the beauty of it.

Life is a weird concept, right? Be this, be that, do this, do that. One big story, made up of a bunch of little ones, but it is more than that. Life isn’t going to go as planned, but it can all be summed up in one statement: it didn’t go as planned, and that’s okay.