Our 21st-century lives are expected to be functional. I think it is even demanded. As in, if you do not work, you do not eat. If you do not do your job or show up, you get fired. If you do not call on clients, your business will fail. If you do not pay your bills, you do not get the goods and services you want. If people do not like you for whatever reason, they will shun you or not associate with you.
Life seems exceedingly unfair, and maybe it is living it this way. It promises you nothing when you get here except that someday you will die.
The world does not care if you are too short, tall, fat, skinny, disabled, dysfunctional, unhealthy, or your skin pigment is the wrong color. It does not care if you were born under-privileged or disenfranchised or of the wrong gender or sexual orientation.
Life does not care.
Hopeless? No, far from it. We are just meant to function differently.
We have been given this thing called life and given humanity to keep us company. There are billions of us here right now, so we are not alone though it might seem like that at times. We are all connected though many of us wish to be apart.
Life allows us to be grateful. We should be grateful because we have life. What could we accomplish if we were dead? Any day above ground is a good day, as the saying goes.
As humans, we can and should show love to one another, reminding us we are not alone and allowing us to keep each other company, learn different things from one another, and not to mention opportunities to reproduce, which can be fun for most.
Life allows us to share what we have with one another to meet all needs. Without needs, the ability to share would not exist. There seems never to be enough, so this alone gives us some purpose and should keep anyone busy. There is, however, no need for boredom.
Life allows us to provide for ourselves and our families, allowing us to continue to live, have companionship, and reproduce if we want.
Life allows us to educate ourselves to improve ourselves and be better at living, sharing, and loving more people.
Life has given us these beautiful tools to overcome all of our perceived obstacles. We should be grateful we have obstacles as without them, what kind of life would we have?
Unfairness. Nah. The challenges define us as humans and make life worth the living.
If we are alive and being honest with ourselves, we can all be more functional and should demand it of ourselves.