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Why are most people busy being busy?

Updated: May 18, 2020

Who am I? Why am I doing what I am doing right now? Why are such incidents happening in my life? Where is this life taking me? Why am I rushing through life? What will be the consequences of my actions? What is the purpose of my life? What do I want? Why is everybody around just racing through their lives?

At some point each one of us finds ourselves stuck in these uncertain questions. A common observation I often come across in contemporary society is people being together but emotionally apart. Everyone is in such a hurry and nobody seems to have time anymore; but the irony is that although we try to show that we are always surrounded by people and how busy we are; the reality is that we are filled with loneliness. Loneliness is the biggest problem of our generation. We are living shallow lives and there is emotional aridity in the air. My thousands of friends on social media are not present when I need a shoulder to express my pain or when I want to share how alone I am. My life has become no more than a cycle of actions that I try to do to show others how trendy or chic I am, but when I reflect on my actions, the thought makes me weep- I am just trying to convince myself how perfect life is? I know that this fake consolation will not last long and when the fear of stagnation will overpower my arguments, I will regret.

These experiences compel me to think that in pursuit of materialism we have somewhere lost our bond with happiness. In order to satisfy our personal ambitions and in the pursuit of pretension, we have forgotten our roots and have left behind the contentment and warmth of our individuality.

The dissatisfaction of life can be easily seen in the frowning faces of people. Whether you are in a public transport or on a busy street or even in a luxury restaurant, people are absorbed in self-loathing and are trying to hide their original emotions by being busy or simply uninterested. The youth is treating rudeness as a sign of masculinity. The humanly values of being humble and sociable are now replaced with shrewdness and indignity. The race to be trendy is forcing the youth who can be invaluable assets for society to get astray. The actual disappointment behind those expensive earphones is heard loud and our loneliness is visible behind our fake smiles. The fear of the unknown is cripping in with each passing day, and reminds us of the sad reality behind our advanced lives. The directionless thoughts produce a discomfort and dissonance in the calm ocean of our emotions. These ripples in our thoughts and emotions make us feel very dismal and blurs the vision of a bright future, but this is the time when one must realize that ‘every cloud has a silver lining!’ and each event is a step forward to our destiny. Amidst these not so good events are possibilities to transform our lives and fill it with everlasting love and fulfillment. Believe it or not, love (self-love) has the potential to guide us through all the seasons of life.

I am a firm believer on the magic of miracles and the power of the universe (cosmos) to manifest the best in our lives. According to a very famous saying, ‘magic happens to those who believe in it.’

For some it can sound silly but the beauty of life is in these silly moments when you give your all to eternity with the firm belief that it will guide through the dark and fill your life with miracles and light of hope. This hope, that in the end everything will be fine and there will light all around, makes us who we are with the invaluable treasure of experiences and life-like moments. See you until next time, till then remember:

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”