Let me start with these quotes, if I may.
"We are human and weak. But even if we are wounded or tortured, we'll fight to survive."- Kento Miura.
Life sometimes can be so hard that you would think whoever is in charge hates you and never wants to see you win; we are all strugglers who, since birth, have pursued a dream called happiness.
The word happiness has ruined so many lives, people struggle and keep on struggling to live the way they believe life should be, but the truth is humans may never have happiness.
"Why does man struggle for happiness when he doesn't even know what it is."
Every day we wake up with the mindset that if we work hard enough, maybe one day we will be rewarded for all our hard work, and things will finally be looking good.
This mindset has been set in us since childhood; that is why our mind is framed with this thinking.
No matter how bad things get for us, some still hope that things will get better for us, which makes us keep grinding daily.
I am not trying to say struggling for happiness and chasing our dreams is terrible, after all:
A dream could make a man feel alive, or it can kill him instead.
This world is a "dog eat dog world", which can bring up an attitude of negativity, affecting the way you're thinking.
Without struggle in your life, there would be no reward and joy when we achieve something; some people see their struggle as a reward.
We struggle through life sacrificing our time, body, health, mind and falling on our bed exhausted after so many activities, and we justify this by saying, "Such is Life".
So many people are thriving today, and you may be thinking they are happy, but in truth, these people are miserable.
You may not see it, but they loathe what their lives have become, and this should be expected because when you chase a mirage(Happiness), you will end up being down.
Struggling for the rest of our life sucks, but what can you do? Ever since we were born, we struggled to keep our life, and as we grow, this feature stays with us. I don't think anyone in this world wakes up and says, "Golly, I hope I struggle and suffer today," while crossing their fingers.
Struggling may be challenging and unwanted, but we create a way to fend for ourselves and handle situations alone because of all the struggles of life.
We learn when we struggle, and I know you hate it as much as I do, but that is how life is.
Whether you are in a leadership post or working in a new industry, there will always be a huge learning curve, which may cause substantial initial frustration.
Even if you fail at the first attempt, it doesn't matter because it makes us humans. We try, fail, cry, and try again until we succeed.
When everything you have done doesn't seem to be working, struggling helps you reinvent yourself and find new ways to solve a problem.
Even if you don't want to struggle in life, you will eventually enter scenarios that will make you stressed out and require you to go beyond your limit; Life will not always be fair, and we are not born with equal opportunities.
Our struggle isn't always against life but against the obstacles we face in life.
Even though these obstacles may seem like hindrances, they are stepping stones to greater heights when we overcome them. Struggles aren't meant to mar us but make us.
Even if things look futile, keep on doing your best and never give up.
Struggles are becessary for us to appreciate happiness. Without it, we wouldn't value the good days.