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What is it all for…Anyway?

“Dearly beloved, we are all gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” ~Prince~

Oh how I miss the “purple one” himself, but I’m so glad he left us with the above quote we are all trying to get through this thing called life and I have added the deep thought to accompany it. What is it all for anyway? Why are we trying to get through life so often I get these moments where I can just observe life, I can hear the children laughing, the birds sing and the hum of the busy city streets. I see people walking to and fro fast and slow paces, where are they’re all going and what are they all doing I wonder?

Some look like they are going to work, catching the train, heading to an important meeting, rushing to a breakfast date. Some look like they have absolutely no place to go and really they aren’t in a hurry to get there. But then there are those who clearly don’t have any place to go anymore—they used to be movers and shakers they used to feel the beat of the hustle and bustle under their feet but now life had thrown them some bad deals, they have some bumps and detours that have landed them in the exact same spot every single day, so I ask the question again what’s it all for anyway?

We are all in some stage of life where we have wondered or are wondering what’s all this for, we work thirty and forty years on a job only to get a plaque and a pension. We go to school all these years only to be left with student loans that take half your working career to pay off. We get on these buses, trains and automobiles to make it to meetings that cause us to glaze over in the middle.

We buy houses and cars that are overpriced paying mortgages and notes for 6, 7, 15, & 30 years, we rush to place after place trying to be the first one there only to find out that everyone else was thinking the same thing. We fuss, cuss and complain while waiting in lines we yell at the Cashiers, the Parking Attendants, we flipping people off in traffic by the time we get home we are so wound up from what has transpired during the day.

Our spouses and loved ones don’t stand a chance we are short fused with the kids we have no time for our mates and now we are right back in the same cycle, so I ask this question one more time what’s it all for anyway? They tell us it’s to make a good living and to provide for our families, they tell us it’s so we can be educated and be a cut above the rest, they say it’s so that you can have a better future for yourself and your family, well nothing about that will I disagree with, however I do have an issue with all of this, you see all this hustling, bustling working, grinding, and routine after routine is aging me, it’s stressing me, it’s making me overwhelmed with what is supposed to be the good life.

It has to be a better way to get through this thing called life, I want to see the beauty, hear the laughter of the children, feel the breeze on my face, I want to have my freedom to come and go as I please. I want to love and live in the house I desire drive the car I like and be all that I was called to be—and I choose to be and do all of that without this strain and stress of making others dreams come true without putting some plans towards my own. I refuse to make a wish come true for the world without dreaming a dream of my own, and that’s not being selfish it’s called self-preservation. And I encourage you to do the same, think about it we are gathered here to get through this thing called life together.

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