Published: 10th of July, 2022Last updated: July 10, 2022 at 22:53 pm
Today, I stumbled across the quote shown in the photo above posted by a popular Facebook Page, “World Quotes Den.”
I must admit that although I’ve had some bad days and crossed paths with some really ugly people, I don’t share the sentiments expressed in the post above. I’ve had my share of challenges, but I’ve also had some great days. In my late thirties, I still enjoy perfect health – partly because I eat the right foods and exercise.
Nevertheless, the quote above caused me to think back, and it dawned upon my consciousness that this is indeed the sad reality of most humans on earth. In just 24 hours, the quote attracted more than 34,000 likes, 6000 heart reactions, and 17,000 tears. Further, it was shared over 19,000 times and got over 1000 comments most of which are in agreement with the sentiments expressed in it. Indeed, our world seems to be a troubled place.
But what is more worrying is the comments left under the post – which express a worrying state of affairs for humans on earth. Here are just a few.
I wasn’t excited. I just grew up. I wish I could go back in my life.Zoya Javaid from Pakistan
Growing up is not all it’s cracked up to beBarbara Brownwell from New York, USA
Growing up sucksYan (country unknown)
Sad but trueConnie from USA
When your hopes and dreams and aspirations disappear and are replaced with being a slave to corporate America.Andy from the USA
Unfortunately that’s our fate of lifeCarolyn from USA
Yeah, for so many years I have been feeling this way.Velle from Singapore
I can’t wait for the day when I will leave this fucked up place and go somewhere else where I won’t feel any more pain and, only peace is present.Poncho (country unknown)
So true. Wish it was over. I’m doneRoseann, USA
I’ve come to a point in my life where so much has happened & even though I try my hardest to be positive & keep going, nothing changes I am tired & feel I don’t belong in this world. To much evil & greed Everywhere, still ppl are struggling & creating wars & causing terrible crimes, nothing changes, it just keeps going on & on in different era’s. This world has definitely opened my eyes to lies & has changed meJulie Cunningham (country unknown)
I’m just so tired chronically sick in every aspect, I feel like a burden to everyone cause I don’t have the strength to do everyday things on my own, I fight everyday to try help myself, when really I just want to cry cause of how sad and lonely I am . .no one to tell how I feel .I’m only 51 and it’s so hard with everything I’m going through ..Justina (Canada)
And there are hundreds more similar comments agreeing with the sentiments. About 5 percent of the comments try to inject a positive attitude towards life.
This quote and this Facebook Post made me reflect on the world we are living in. For many people, it is a troubled place that many compare to hell. Yes, there are a handful of people who are living a dream, but even those sometimes fall prey to the traps of the world. We live in a world of deceit, evil people, and greed. Every year, an estimated 800,000 people commit suicide around the world. But what’s equally confusing, is the rate at which people multiply and have babies. Despite their negative experiences, humans continue to bring more babies into the world to experience the same world they regret living in, and call it a “blessing” with great joy. I must say that humans never cease to confuse me.
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