Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Meaning Of Life: Enough Beauty Around Us?

On my way to work this morning, I was having a conversation with a friend, she was busy telling me, with great bitterness in her voice, about how she’s given up on finding love, the words that stuck to my head were her saying, “I don’t think there’s enough beauty in the world”. I tend to disagree with this statement, I think there is a lot of beauty in the world, beauty all around us, natural beauty, beauty of people, and even beauty of material things, the only thing that is depressing in life is not having beautiful things that we can call our own.

Almost everyone in life aspires to possess some of the beauty they see in front and all around them, be it a great house, nice car, or even more meaningful forms of beauty like a beautiful companion, beauty in people goes beyond the physical, their souls, hearts, and personalities, some of the beauty we desire is intangible like inner peace, joy, love etc and I think often when people desire these and they can’t attain them, they blame life for not having enough beauty, when in fact they mean, they are yearning to ‘own’ a piece of the beauty out there in the world – is it right to not enjoy things unless we own them and they belong to only us?


  1. In a way I understand where she's coming from. When you have invested all you are and all you have in a relationship that turns sour in the end, it becomes quite hard to see any good/beauty that surrounds you. Sometimes you shut out people who could bring you greatest joy, just because you're hurting. Sometimes the 'saying': "Don't make some1 a priority in your life, when you are just an option in theirs" falls on deaf ears when 1 is inlove. Only time can heal the wounds. After a hard knock comes something better always (almost). It's the fear that keeps us bound and unable to appreciate, THE BEAUTY OF LIFE and it's a pity that no person can bear the hurts of the next for them, its totally up to the hurting person to allow him/herself to heal......