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The unmatched beauty of a calm and quiet life

We live in a world where success is measured through the busy noise of life. A good job, costly car and flat etc are the benchmarks for a successful life. The more luxury you have, the more successful you are. To be frank, we can’t imagine a “primitive” type of life where everything that you have been enjoying or wishing to experience in future is missing. A life without DJ party to rock your ears? A life without tons of notifications to satisfy your ego? Who wants to have such a boring life? I guess most of us, especially the teens,  would do anything to avoid such a humdrum life. But is a calm and quiet life scary or is it just an unexplored utopian realm?

Live meaningfully not meaningless, giant tree and cactus

Live meaningfully not meaningless

“What is the purpose of my life?” this is a question most of us ask ourselves, especially under the shower or before sleep. I have seen such questions in online forums. Recently, I saw this question on Quora, from a 42 years old IT professional woman in the USA. So even a well-educated, successful person has the doubt whether own life is meaningful or meaningless. Many people reach a point in life where they start to think whether their life is meaningful despite all the academic and financial prosperity.

the happiness we eschew because of hectic life

The happiness we eschew

I woke up after listening to the annoying alarm sound from my cell phone. Like a robot, I did what I do every day — wake up at a particular time, prepare for office. In the office, my eyes fixed on computer screen and fingers dancing on the keyboard to finish a project within a deadline. I have no time to care about others at the office. During holidays, that comes once in a blue moon, I followed the same humdrum routine. It took me a few years to realize that my workload was increasing and my emotional and physical health was decreasing. I resigned my job in 2016 and didn’t apply for another job.