Essay on What is Life?

Submitted By runningrocks122
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What is life? Why are we all here and what is our purpose? All of us at some point must think through this. Although so many of us ponder on the topic daily, no one has seemed to find an answer that satisfies the humans as a whole. Everyday, we get up and work so intensely, but why? Is it for wealth? Is it for fame? At the end of the day, what is our effort worth? Aren’t we all just going to leave this world someday, anyways? In reality, we aren’t immortal.

As I continue to grow up and gradually mature as a young lady, this seems to be a reoccurring thought in my mind. Albeit, it does frighten me a little, it is one of the few things that keeps the wheels in my brain spinning. When I think of my future, I wonder where this thing called “life” will take me. What will this thing called “life” decide to throw at me? I cannot wrap my hands around the thought of really growing up because of how absolutely terrifying it is. Living on my own, taking care of myself all by myself; I guess a couple years ago it just seemed as if it was so far in the future. But, now, as I take a step back, I realize it is in the very near future. What will I strive for? What will I stand for? What will I achieve?

What scares me the most though, is the legacy I will leave after I am gone. I want to change the world for the better. I refuse to be “just another girl”. But how do I impact this world? I try to keep my self esteem high, and always believe in myself, but that gets very challenging.

I cannot recall who, but someone once told me a certain line that is somehow stuck on replay in my head. “The only way to be happy and succeed in life is to have something to love, someone to love, and something to look forward to.” For a very long time, I would shut these words out, and ignore them. I thought they were weird and that they didn’t really affect me. It was only recently that I started to analyze them more deeply and really think about the whole concept. No one will ever be able to tell us exactly what we must do to succeed in life because that is our job. We must think of what we need to be happy. This is…