Celebrate Life

August 13, 2015

"It has been my philosophy of life that difficulty vanishes when faced boldly" - Isaac Asimov

Life, a one way path, offers you many options, you make a choice, either it makes you or breaks you and you know there is no coming back. We are like players and life a game. It depends on us, about what we have to offer, but it is the game that decides the winner. In such situation, the wisest thing to do is make the right decision and to act upon it as fast as possible. Once the decision is made no matter what, we must learn to proceed with it confidently, so that no one should be able to raise a finger and point at your decision, but instead raise both hands and clap for it.

In these present times we find many people making quick decisions which they are not able to cope up with, and ultimately end up suffering and blaming others for it. But actually it is their own fault. When there was time to patiently think, decide and then implement, they were busy spying on others work and what others decide to do. One thing we must keep in mind is that chances are offered to only those who deserve it. So when an opportunity is given we must learn to grab and use it for our good. But there are some people who grab their fortuity, plus other’s too. 'Greed' is something that kills people from within, it’s like slow poison. It cannot be noticed at the beginning, by the person and by others. But one day the results come out to be catastrophic. So think wisely before you decide.

When a decision is made finally the next thing to look up to is success. A very determined mind won’t ever get distracted by contrivance, but would just look for his destination and will walk straight up to it. Success is a beautiful feeling. It cannot be earned only by one person; it is always the result of contribution of many, on screen and behind the screen. Success can be attained but there is a much better happiness to uncover, when success is procured by all and for the good of all. But everyone is so engaged in their own toil, that they fail to appreciate the beauty of the work done by others and this leads to conflicts between two people, who could have achieved fame if they had worked as one single unit.

The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams, said Eleanor Roosevelt. Success is something that keeps our mind and body running. It is the will of wanting more from life. But success comes only to those who know the true value of it. Just being wealthy is not the true definition of success; it is an inner satisfaction of being opulent from mind. In a race it is definite that the game will have one winner and one looser. Thus everyone salutes the winner. But veritably even the looser is a winner and it is because he decided to take part in the race. He did not back up because he felt that he might not win. A true winner never sees what his prize is but instead he sees how much of happiness he is able to share with others by winning. Thus champions are not born winners; it is their perspective to life that makes them one. Perfection in one’s life is also not a component of victory. It is a way to conquest life. Life puts forward many hurdles but we alone must decide what can be done about it.

The human situation appears to be a struggle between what is and what ought to be. People always tend to want more from life, never happy with the blessings they already have. Happiness can always be multiplied. But first we should know to cultivate its rare beginnings.

Never ask the meaning of life. You define it. Life is a long race, a big game. A race between the worthy and the paltry. We must always have conflicts within us, competition inside us so that our abilities never come to a halt. Life isn’t about finding yourself it is about creating yourself. In the same way we must learn to look for the good in others, because once we realize our true abilities it is with them that we have to learn to move forward. Trust one another and never look for the fault in them, look for the good. Learn to live with one another not how to live without one another. Treat everyone with politeness even those who are rude to you. Not because they are not nice but because you are nice. Win every heart only then you are a winner.

Remember, life is not about knowing all and standing still but it is to find newer and better approaches to proceed in life. Learn to make life simple by letting all the negative disappear. Just hold on to the favorable and scintillate it in your life. Celebrate life. For it is from this you learnt yourself and true existence. The reason of our existence may not be so great to us, but we may be the very reason for the existence of others. All knowledge is not revealed to us in one go; we must scrape the reasons out one by one. All our approach towards life should be in such a way that we are able to make it better than what it was in the first place. And in the end if you are still confused then ask yourself this question - "Will this matter a year from now?"



By Adlen D'Souza
Adlen D'Souza is a 2nd year BE student of St Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru.
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Comment on this article

  • James queenie saldanha, Dubai. UAE

    Thu, Sep 17 2015

    Very well written Adlen. Wishing you all the best for the future. May God bless you.

  • anita britto, Mangalore/Auckland

    Sun, Aug 23 2015

    Amazing Adlen ! Absolutely loved your article - each and every line ! One that I'm going to print out and stick right in front of my bed side so that I will be reminded about the wisdom of making the most of each day of the rest of the day of my life. And the beautiful last line is one I find myself asking myself so often - "Will this matter a year from now?" Looking forward to reading many more from you and best wishes.

  • Chandrashekar Karkera, Dubai

    Fri, Aug 21 2015

    Awesome! A truly inspiring article. Keep enlightening minds, cause every right mind too requires a gentle push to walk the line which won't bother others. Hope to see more of those awe in the coming days. Read it for the third time and stored in my documents. God Bless You!!

  • Hareeska nayak, udupi

    Thu, Aug 20 2015

    Superb.. i like this article and very well explained..well done..

  • Allu bro, Kuwait

    Wed, Aug 19 2015

    Congratulations Adlen. Good write-up! Keep it up! Wish to see many more.

  • Meena Rego , Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 19 2015

    Congratulations Adlen. Very well written article. Keep up the good work and bring more such meaningful articles soon. Your writing talent is making us feel proud. God bless you in your studies and in all your talents.

  • Shsm, Doha

    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    Life is a great gift from God. Celebrate it and enjoy it, but with one condition your enjoyment must make others too to enjoy.

  • Jawahar, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    High level practical philosophical article.Shows how our ego can burn us if we are not conscious of who we are. We have to undo lot of things that are learnt or ingrained from childhood to be the truth,bliss and the consciousness that we are.Great article and waiting to read similar from the author.


    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    Life is all about celebrating with the simple successes!!! Very thought provoking article Adlen. Keep growing !!!

  • Mama Uncle. , Tamilnadu /Kuwait

    Sun, Aug 16 2015

    Hai Putha,Excellent. Keep it up. You have won every heart who read this article and no doubt, you are the winner. .............

  • Farhana, Kuwait

    Sun, Aug 16 2015

    Excellent article written by you. Keep it up It is a very thought provoking article which is to be read for all ages. We are very proud of u dear. God bless u.

  • Reehana , Kuwait

    Sun, Aug 16 2015

    Adlen, well written about the nature of life's game.keep it up

  • Gretta , Kirem

    Sun, Aug 16 2015

    Well done good article. keep it up good luck in your future writings.god bless you.

  • Ambrose D'Mello, Pangala / Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 15 2015

    Well analysed and inspirational article Adlen. In today's fast paced world, sadly we tend to lose focus and go for shortcuts rather than celebrate life.

  • Ann, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 15 2015

    Thought provokong article. good thinking and very informative.It builds up positive side of oneself and leaves behind all negative and past.....Good going .Keep up...Adlen

  • leslie, bejai/ mangalore

    Fri, Aug 14 2015

    nice thoughtful article adlene. food for thought

  • Edwin Correia , Mangalore / Kuwait

    Fri, Aug 14 2015

    Congrats Adlen Keep up the good work and hope to see more such articles especially for the younger generation so that will be able to take right decision and achieve success

  • suvarnalatha shetty,

    Fri, Aug 14 2015

    Congrats Adlen.good do well.

  • Swagat, Kuwait

    Fri, Aug 14 2015

    Hello adlen.your article is very nice 👍👍👍 all the very best 😀

  • preethi gomes, bejai

    Fri, Aug 14 2015

    Beautiful article dear Adlen... May God bless u and all the best

  • Joe Pinto, Bassein (Vasai)

    Fri, Aug 14 2015

    A humble beginning! an effort worth to touch socio-philosophical aspect with thoughts en-rooted in you to enrich the society.Keep it up! All The Best Adlen.

  • Anita DSouza, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Fri, Aug 14 2015

    Thought provoking and inspirational article especially for young generation. Hypocrisy while decision making, perplexed perspective is not going to permit one to celebrate life in the long run. Keep it simple. When you celebrate life, you effectively anchor your efforts to positive emotions. Make everyone around you feel good, eventually you will find yourself emotionally rewarded as well. Just celebrate life as it comes.
    Very well written. Wish to see many more write-ups. Keep writing Adlen. May God bless you dear.

  • Jane Pinto, Uratalke Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 13 2015

    Life is so simple.true,keep it up dear.

  • ad, mangaluru

    Thu, Aug 13 2015

    live simple, life will be simple and livable. this itself is success. complicating life is a struggle and in the end there is no meaning to it.

  • John B. Monteiro, Bondel, Mangaluru

    Thu, Aug 13 2015

    Dear Adlen: You are gently dishing out earthy, actionable wisdom which is very mature for your young age.Please keep up the good work. all the best.

  • Sundeep D'souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 13 2015

    Very well written Adlen, very philosophical at such an young age. !!

  • Anita DSouza, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Aug 13 2015

    Thought provoking and inspirational article especially for young generation. Hypocrisy while decision making, perplexed perspective is not going to permit one to celebrate life in the long run. Keep it simple. When you celebrate life, you effectively anchor your efforts to positive emotions. Make everyone around you feel good, eventually you will find yourself emotionally rewarded as well. Just celebrate life as it comes.
    Very well written. Wish to see many more on this column. Keep writing Adlen. May God bless you dear.

  • Lawrence, Mangalore/ Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Aug 13 2015

    Good article by Alden for self realization.
    'The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate'.
    Oprah Winfrey

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