Life is a journey they say, full of mysteries and exciting possibilities. Well I’d never understood that until now, ever since I was a small child I thought life was this predestined game show in which everyone participated in. It was quite clear from the start that I didn’t want any part in this “game show”, it felt meaningless to me how people would accumulate so much wealth, knowledge and reputation all to leave it behind when they die. Everyone kept telling me if I wanted to have a good life I needed to do as I was told and work hard in school so I didn’t have to work hard at work, and so I had no choice but to do as I was told.
It was immensely difficult for me to achieve even half of my potential because I had this thought in the back of my mind that all of this is for nothing. There were times when I gave in to the status quo but I would fall back in to the hard truth that would plague me nonstop until I had my long awaited paradigm shift. I really hated and I still do the idea of working my whole life boxed in some job that would “secure” my life. It was a truly appalling thought because I had seen the lives of many people that were living the so called “dream” life but they were absolutely miserable, this fact only worked to solidify my previously held beliefs. So it was quite obvious I was living a miserable life because I just couldn’t find my purpose, until I had an epiphany, my life turned on its heels and I was a completely different being.
I had previously concluded that nothing could ever change this detrimental outlook I had but I couldn’t be farther from the truth. My purpose was finally found and I was filled with extreme joy it was as if a thick layer of fog lifted from my field of vision. I was enlightened to the fact that even being given this chance to live is something to be celebrated, I felt as though my purpose was to help others, and so I did. I was finally in the right state of mind and I enjoyed every second of it. I was no more in conflict with myself but I was at peace and everyone close to me also reaped the benefits of my newly birthed positive attitude towards life.
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