Morocco World News
Rabat, December 8, 2011
The things we observe happening before our eyes are not only our destiny but also teach us what cannot be learned at school. It is the school of life. A school everyone is enrolled in without a choice. So everyone must take into account the messages of this school. Many people whine over life and the pain that comes with it. Even those who should be thankful and are surrounded by individuals who are ready to help anytime they need it.
We all forget that we are here for a reason. We breathe because we were created to fulfill a task. It is almost against sense that you see people cursing their lives and seeking death instead of trying to change the life they have, which may end up good or bad ultimately. We sometimes flee from things that seem harmful to us, but we fail to remember that misfortunes can also contain miraculous bounties, and help to strip the bitterness of life and find a fuller existence.
This is the irony of life, up and down, gloomy and shiny… Life ultimately deserves gratitude. Yet, rarely do you find people happy with what they have. Why do we dwell on the dark side of everything? Why do we see mostly viciousness? Even though it’s easy to see the bright side, and invest in healthy attitudes? What a painful paradox!
“A harmful thing can also reveal benefit” as Sheikh Albouti said. In actual fact, the plights we find ourselves in are lessons that prepare us to be stronger and more rational in our future struggles, and for the rest of our live—which are not , after all, meant to be rosy unless we fight to make them so. If we truly seek to live the way we want, we shall find an inner strength to make that real. Finding that inner power is what makes all the difference. We often forget the control we have over our thoughts and attitudes—our internal supremacy. Reluctance and indolence must be counteracted, if we are to achieve internal supremacy, and have a new vision of ourselves with ambitious dreams so that we become better people, grateful individuals, and inspired believers.
Editing by Jasmine Davey
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Bader Oulamine is an English teacher, from Azrou, province of Ifrane in Morocco. He holds a B.A. in English studies from Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fes. In 2007, he joined Benedictine University, Illinois, where he studied leadership and communication and earned a Master’s degree in communication. He is interested in culture, politics, English and Mathematics. He is Morocco World News’s correspondent in Rabat.