Are we living or surviving???

@schummi (925)
India
May 16, 2008 11:40pm CST
Before we are born our parents think out about us,like if its a boy and engineer or if a gal then doctor,the pressure starts from that.we have to always think about our future which we have no idea.working like anything for the life which i dont call a life.things need to worked out.you have to work but not live.when there is an accident on road we dont have time to just wait and see what has happened.... Are we really living....i dont think so...
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@sturner03 (326)
• United States
17 May 08
I think it depends on the person. I mean I have 2 beautiful children and every minute spent with my girls is livign life the the fullest. But alot of the times I feel liek I'm just going through the motions. I mean you get up everyday and go to work, sometimes it seems like were just about of robots doing what society thinks we should be doing nad it's sad.
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• United States
17 May 08
Regardless of the pressures, that our parents or societies put on us, we have to find our own paths towards a satisfying and rich lifetime. A wonderful aspect of humanity is that we have different interests which we pursue in the pursuit of happiness. The thing about life is ultimately what we end up with is an accumulation of memories and experiences. If we follow our interests, and create experiences involving those interests, we are sure to look back on a pleasurable, and meaningful life.
@Samanthavv (1395)
• United States
17 May 08
It all depends. Honestly, when I was pregnant, I didn't think about what career my baby would have. I wondered about if she'd be a girly girl, or a tom boy. Whether she's have blond hair or brown. Not if she'd be a doctor or an engineeer! No pressure from this mommy!
• India
17 May 08
Well, I don't know about others . But about me , I am sure that I am surviving myself from the fight , which I am fighting .... Thanks !!!
@maximax8 (27048)
17 May 08
I think some people in the world are living and other people are just surviving. There are some countries where the is enough to eat and the climate is quite agreeable. There are other countries that have much poverty and there might have been a war. It must be terrible to live in a country where the has been a famine or a drought. I know that it must be awful to experience a very bad earthquake or a strong hurricane. We know the past, can be sure of the present but the future is unknown. I think that how old a person feels is what matters not actually how old they are. Teenagers can be unsure of their future career path and can often have this mapped out by their parents. One of my friend wanted to work with horses. But her parents wanted her to work in an office and that is exactly what she did.
• United States
17 May 08
I am living. I am encouraging my children to live as well. Survival is a basic level of existence that even a plant can achieve with a minimum of positive factors. The parental expectations you mention can contribute to the feeling of "just surviving". Like the plant, you have no choice where you were planted or what you would produce you just keep doing what you do, till the end of your time. As humans capable of choice and a fuller connection with other inhabitants of this world "living" becomes full of more possibilities. Making the choice to live or survive is up to each individual.
@rockvixen (895)
• United States
17 May 08
Well you're right. We are all surviving. Sure we are alive, living in a world that is both good and evil. Yet, with all that is happening now, with Global Warming and wars and wasting resources, how much longer can we survive? It's not a living thing, but a surviving thing. What happens when we don't become what our parents want? Sure we all have choices as we grow up, but those choices are never easy, since we always have to find things that please others. It's not fair, or right.