What makes life so complicated?

Philippines
October 7, 2009 11:27am CST
A lot of people are complaining that they have a complicated and chaotic life. They blame their family, friends and worse - they sometimes blame God. Life is naturally not fair and I think it is US who makes things complicated. What is life without challenges? Without the need to work? Without tears? I just can't imagine ourselves just sitting and waiting for someone to feed us. I think it's only about being contented with what we have and thank God for what He gave us. It will not be complicated - rather it will be more fruitful. How about you? What makes your life so complicated?
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13 responses
@Venus914 (34)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
Challenges are inevitable. But life is NOT and was never meant to be complicated. It is US who makes it so. If only we follow the rules then it should be black or white. But now, there is so much grey areas. People should not blame others for their misfortune. They should take action.
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
I certainly agree with that. I don't think too that it is complicated. It is us. But that's the magic of life. We face a lot of challenges everyday but God will not give it if he knows that we can't do it!
• India
7 Oct 09
we are ourself responsible for our complicated life. Our greed,materialistic mind and need to be on the top has made our life complicated.If we will not taste failure how will we know the importance of winning,if we will not be sad how we will know importance of happier times,if we dont feel the pain of living without someone else how we will value the company of that person. i dont feel that my life is complicated because i have changes my vision to look at thing which can complicate things
@Archie0 (4669)
7 Oct 09
Humans make life complicated; life didn't have to be complicated but people wanted it to be, so God made it this way. God wanted to guide humans through this world and through life but Eve wanted to learn which lead God to punish man.
@mesuaky (397)
• Singapore
8 Oct 09
People. and it starts with the person himself, its that simple, people are the ones who make life complicated, that is if that person allows this thing to happen. there are a lot of things in life that if people just try to stubborn to admit that they are actually the one who causes all this complications in life. People need to sit back and look at themselves and think is all the hassel they do worth it? then maybe they may realise that they can make thing simple if they wanted too.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
For me the life became complicated if you have many debt specially left and right. And if you gave not equal share of the inheritance thing of your family.
@tvb2009 (237)
• Singapore
8 Oct 09
Like you mentioned. The challenges ahead everyday makes my life complicated. But i try to simplify matters. Because i think life is actually simple, but we make it complicated.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
It may have something to do with the person's outlook and view of life. Life generally is a matrix of interweaving actors and is naturally complicated. Problems encountered contribute to its complexity. There are moments that we terribly down and times we are overly excited over some things. Regardless of out attitude to life, it goes on. I find it good to just take things one day at a time. Cheers.
@iceydon (342)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
Peoples' desire to have more and less willingness to be content make life so complicated.Every thing goes with a mind set of to have more.One work very hard, forgetting time with family causing conflict at home. One has no work but want more to survive resorts to crime makes life miserable to the victims and suspect. Everything follows one's intent to surpass everyone. Nothing is wrong in aiming best changes for a good life. But doing it too much makes things out of order.
@angeliam (206)
• China
8 Oct 09
there too many choices and i have to choose only one of them.
• United States
8 Oct 09
People that make life slow! And by that I mean the people that just get in the way... the ones that make the world slow down. Mainly the people with no common sense! They make me soooo mad sometimes! That's what makes my life complicated because those people almost never have a positive effect on you!
7 Oct 09
We say that life is complicated BECAUSE we are the one who make it like this. Life is complicated just because it is complicated,it seems like there's not theory behind that statement. We just have to deal with it, and our ability to adapt in this world is a must. If we want to be fair, we are the one who have to suit ourselves to the world, and not the other way around. And just because we can't, so this life seems unfair at all. But we have to bear in mind that the best gift of life is the life itself (someone else). Just be grateful and this life seems easier.
• United States
7 Oct 09
I think you're right that we make our own lives complicated. Each relationship we have comes with the potential to complicate. Family, jobs, school, responsibilities all make life complex. But if we really want to try to keep our lives as simple as possible, we have to learn to avoid people that bring unnecessary drama into our lives. We have to learn to forgive, communicate, love, change, accept. If we learn all those things, even though things might still be complicated, at least we are better equipped to handle whatever comes our way.
• Indonesia
7 Oct 09
My life is simple. LOL! What's complicated is answering questions about life like yours, for example. Sorry just kidding. It's nice that you have positive statements like what's life without challenges. It's the challenges that adds the fun in life right? Nobody like to play a game with no challenge. But everybody enjoy playing exciting challenging games! so everybody should enjoy life, right?
• United States
7 Oct 09
Honestly I think I add to making my life complicated and chaotic. Sometimes I can't do much about my work schedule, but it is still on me to learn to say no. How many projects can I work on in a day? I learned that lesson recently. I have two jobs, but one job I pretty much can make my own schedule. My theory was if I don't schedule these visits, I don't make money. I found that I wasn't managing my schedule effectively and it was causing a lot of stress for me. So, I took the month of September to sort it out, and chill out. I only took projects that I was required to do and no extra. I didn't say "hey I'll take on that too." I just needed a chance to rest and regroup. And I enjoyed having the time to do something that I wanted to do, or nothing if I chose that too. It was nice. Now that I am starting to add other projects but I'm doing it slowly. Sure I'm not making as much $$ because I get paid by the project, but I'm still making some. My company is wondering why I won't do more like I did in the past. I just don't worry about it much. I do what I can. So for it's working ok.