Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Overcoming the Challenges of Tomorrow

Internal Turmoil
Beset by doubts, one can only think that the future is bleak and full of uncertainties. Put into that the world crisis that we are all experiencing, it seems wherever we go we can only see suffering. And that the further we go into the future or into our own future, the greater the concerns that we have. As we age, worries involving stability become more evident, making us think that our life is going nowhere fast.

Bright Side
In my opinion, the world has been in confusion even before the very first people had the idea of creating fire. Yet beyond that confusion, man has evolved and will continue to arise against the trials of the days to come. In Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution he said that only the fittest will survive. True to his theory, man did survive the ordeals the planet has to offer.

But the survival of man is not due to competition but because of cooperation. We know how to help each other in situations that call for immediate attention. “No man is an island” as the saying goes. The more we have problems, the more we should learn to open it up to our closest relatives and friends. Besides, humans are the only beings capable of having angst, and are also the only beings capable of happiness.

Choose Your Side
Sometimes the solutions to our biggest problems in life are the little things that make us smile even for a while. Keeping small precious memories will tumble down the worries of world chaos. We may think of money as the solution to our problems. That’s not even half of it.

Let’s read about the experiences of some of the wealthiest people in the world.

Andrew Carnegie
Jean Paul Getty

We will surely find that money has nothing to do with happiness. In fact, it is part of the challenges of tomorrow. And the only way we can face these challenges is by changing our state of mind. Happiness is a state of mind. We should be comfortable with what we have. And if we have problems, we should get by with a little help from our family and friends. Overcoming the challenges of our tomorrow is as easy as seeing things in a positive light.