Trouble passes. What has caused you to burst into tears will soon be forgotten. You may remember that you cried but not why you did so. As we grow up and go through life, we are often surprised at how we lie awake at night, brooding over something that has upset us during the day.
We may fly into a rage at the spur of the moment over something, and later wonder what it was that we were so angry about, and be surprised to realise what a waste of time and energy it had all been.
We may fly into a rage over something but it is a waste of time and energy.
Why should we allow others or our troubles to drain away our energy and make us unhappy? The answer is that they do not. It is we who make ourselves unhappy.
You may have some trouble in your working place but never infect your home in a bad atmosphere. Whenever we fail to find a solution to a problem, we are inclined to find a scapegoat, on whom we vent our frustration. We are not prepared to admit our own shortcomings. It is easier to put the blame on others.
We must not show resentment towards others. We should do our utmost and calmly resolve our own problems. The solutions could be found in achieving freedom from our selfish desires, by eradicating all forms of confusion and ignorance. Therefore, always stand strong and be prepared to face up to any difficulties that we encounter.
The secret of happy, successful living is to do what needs to be done now, and not worry about the past or the future. We cannot reshape the past, nor can we anticipate everything in the future. There is only one moment of time over which we have some conscious control and that is the present. We tend to just worry about the future. We have to learn to adjust ourselves to the circumstances. Whatever castles we may build in the air, whatever dreams we may have, we must always remember that we are living in this world of constant friction and change.
"There are no stars which we could trust,
There is no guiding light,
and we know that we must
BE GOOD, BE JUST, BE RIGHT."
(Written by Ms. Belinda Poh.)
I never look for trouble
But I never ran (Presley)
Life is very short, and there's no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend. (Beatles)
My own two interpretations of what Ms. Belinda Poh was trying to express with two 60s pop songs I know. The ideas could be miles apart. The above video is Elvis Presley's TROUBLE and the one below is the Beatles with WE CAN WORK IT OUT. Do you think the articles and songs have some parallels?
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