Don’t lose faith

Once when things were not going too smoothly, I recalled a little yellow bookmark that someone passed me. It carried Steve Jobs’ quote:

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”

These very words that came from someone who had left a legacy of Apple and iPad products were undeniably comforting. It served as a powerful statement that etched a place for itself in my heart. Quite naturally.

Well, life hits you in the head with a brick every now and then. It may be difficult not to, but there is no losing what we have worked hard for.

Frankly speaking, all of us [humans of similar species] were bornt into this beautiful world. We may have been brought here black, white, yellow, blue, purple, or pale. You may have been brought here with your pinkie missing from your left hand. But rest assured: Regardless of who we are, we all possess the innate human instinct to want to drive our lives towards increased comfort. We have the innate desire to enjoy our short-term lives on Earth as much as possible. Just like everyone else in his right mind, we have an inner wish in our subconcious that is the same from one person to the next. Nothing alters this truth. We are Homo Sapiens.

More often than not there will be times when we are officially – or otherwise – legally – unemployed. There will be times when people look down at you, and perhaps try to hit you in your face for no apparent reason. Why? Because you are younger than them, smaller than them, darker than them, or even weaker than them. That is just what they think about you.Do they actually know you? Not at all.

They do not really understand who you are. Or, put it the other way round, they do not fully comprehend themselves. They literally threw a brick at your head [perhaps it could even be practically] because they do not find you worthy of their time.

However, you don’t lose faith. You can become as old as you want, as wise as you can , as big as you want to be. What matters is inside you – your heart. You have will as gentle as a dove and yet as ferocious as a lion.You have faith in yourself.

You are who you are. You have your rights to live with, and you cannot allow anyone to take that away. And you cannot simply lose faith in what you are, because if that happens, it means you are losing yourself. But that is not going to happen, is it?

The answer is quite simple: When something hits you in the head with a brick, you don’t lose faith. You just cling on to what matters in this world. You just reaffirm your beliefs and move on with life. Show that you are strong. Show that you are able like everyone else. Maybe even better, too. Only, don’t let go of the grip.

That is all. ♥


3 thoughts on “Don’t lose faith

  1. fumbucker says:

    This really made my day! Great post. You forgot something though, when life throws a brick at you….throw it back! heheh 😉

  2. for your feedback!

  3. Reblogged this on The Lady in the Red Scarf and commented:

    Creative Commons License
    Hi ladies and gentlemen, I am aware I have not been posting for quite a bit. I just want to share with you this post I penned some three years ago to mark my comeback. It is really a lesson in life, that is all I can say.

    Other than that, pick up your oars, and start rowing up the stream!

    Don’t Lose Faith by Alicia Ai Leng is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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