Life (an article I composed when I was 16 years old)

From the moment we were born, we have been dealing with destiny. No one can control destiny, but we can control the path in our way of living.

Life is like a very long dark road that we have to walk through. This road has a load of unexpected lessons waiting for us to test how courageous we are. Some lessons we might pass, but some we might fail. Whenever you choose your path, you have to remind your heart and your mind to prepare for whatever success or failure you might face, because nothing is permanent. Everything is always changing.

When you’ve having a very hard time, will you admit that you fight back tears because of the pain? If yes, it’s good for you. When you have a problem, don’t run away. You have to take a risk to take the next step. Supposing you fell, don’t keep thinking about your past. If you do, it means you have locked yourself in the darkness of your thought. Please unlock them and walk out into the light. Learn from mistakes and leave failure behind you. Sometimes, failure can make people be stronger and give more experience. When we understand our mistakes, we will not repeat them again. Then, one day we will deserve real happiness and success. On the other hand, success is only the reward.

Consequently, remember that life is not a game that can be played again when you die. There is no second chance for life. We were born to try our best and keep on our journey no matter how painful it feels. Just let the ray of light lead your way. Don’t feel sorry about the path you chose. If you have already planned and evaluated pros and cons. Just complete it! One day you will realise those paths whether they are right or wrong. They make you who you are. You are breathing right now, right here.

In conclusion, failure is as a good teacher as you could find. Do whatever you’ve dreamt of. Make it become true and don’t just wait for an opportunity to come into your life because it’s not that easy. Build opportunities by fulfilling your dreams. Likewise, memorise that there is only you who can change.

This was an article I self-composed when I was 16 years old for my school English Public Speech Contest. I just want this to be documented, the language might not be as good nor perfect. I just kept it to the original 🙂