If you are active on social media, you must have heard this quote someplace, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” What makes this battle really dangerous? Why does it matter so much to resolve this internal conflict?
The simplest answer being it is rendering smart human beings useless. It is the sole reason why people are not able to culminate their thoughts into actions. It leads to procrastination and laziness in some cases. In some cases, it can lead to serious mental problems, like OCD or depression. Why is it that this phenomenon is becoming so popular in today’s culture?
So, what do we know about this unknown, omnipotent battle which seems to create so much chaos in today’s world? For starters, the intensity of battle depends upon how much thought is put into it. Some people worry less about it and remain happy, and hence appear to be more carefree and casual about life. Some people over think the problems they have, going to extents and scenarios which might never even occur in their life. This often leads to deviation from the main aim and wasting time on things that doesn’t matter in the longer run.
The major problem appears to be that we, as a generation, try to get rid of our problems and blame something that has no relation to it whatsoever. We find excuses to every wrong we do. Even I am guilty of this vice. But deep down, I know that it is my own fault. To state an example, I didn’t study for an exam and I scored way less than normal. I could have easily said that paper was hard or teacher was strict but as soon as I accepted that the fault was my own, I came to peace with the result I got. I was not insecure about it anymore, I studied harder the next time and scored decent marks that made me happy. I think this is where we are lacking, where we must put in efforts. I know I am constantly doing that. I now accept my mistakes faster than ever and start working on solutions. It is true, and not at all pretentious to say, the answers to the questions you seek lie inside.
I am no expert, neither am I a self proclaimed preacher trying to cure people’s depression. But I came across a lot of posts for suicide awareness and this is my little attempt to make sure that the people I know, the people I love and the people who are in touch with me, can always count on me and talk about their problems.
In today’s world of social media obsession, we have totally forgotten the concept of solitude and introspection. Social media has made us addicted to the feeling that you are always connected and you can never be alone, which leads to the fear of missing out or in swag language, FOMO. Nowadays, people confuse lonely with alone. Being lonely might not be a good thing, but being alone is. It is very important to spend some time with your thoughts, ponder over them and make the right decisions. I am very thankful to Scandinavian lifestyle to help me discover this side of life. Constructive solitude leads to creativity and all the answers you need. Whenever I am in a dilemma, whenever I miss my family and friends or whenever I need to make a hard decision, I just take a long walk by myself and by the time I am done, I feel much better.
Trust me, it’s time to go offline.