Today's world is filled with unnecessary nervous tensions. Think about how many people blew their car horns at you on your way to work this morning. Think about the insect that climbed your back in the bathroom, your neighbour’s toddler screaming at midnight, the ambulance that drove past you few minutes ago on your way home, the traffic that delayed you.
Dealing with all of these tensions and nerve-wracking activities gives a fallible and susceptible man. Working throughout the week, sometimes weekends too, ignoring coffee time and forfeiting our sleep, we ask for nothing in return but that our struggle is counted for something.
Often, we are disappointed at the cruel world when what we get does not measure up to 50% of what we gave. We then brace up ourselves in an attempt to walk away from another hurt. When something as basic and bedrock as life becomes uncertain, we look for solitude, we get into another relationship and offer even more, put in more effort to keep it rolling on.
We work overtime to avoid the frustration of writing another application letter; we walk around defensive not wanting to get attached to anyone emotionally for fear of divorce and abandonment. We fight our emotions and feelings to protect ourselves from pain, while we drown in the sea of helpless desire for romance, love, and happiness.
After recollecting memories of death, loss, and grief, “how are you doing?" becomes most offensive phrase to us because it leaves us contemplating whether to say "fine" or wail out the truth and have you pat me on the back to say "I understand" when I know you don’t. Those days when we become so self-absorbed, and we answer every question with a nod and smile faking the reality of our misery.
We let our frustrations grow wild and start telling us when to talk and when not to. Frustrations stop us from enjoying our meals, it isolates us and fool us with the thought that we are alone in our shame and sorrow, scarcely believing the sincerity in the voice of a true friend when he says " I'm here for you" frustrations strip us of everything lovely.
If there are no frustrations, they'll be no growth.
Frustrations could either hinder you or grow you, it both fall on what you do after the disappointment. That set back is not the end of you, but it should be the end of you and pain. So, do not let failure end you and your marriage, do not let fear be the end of you and your carrier. Do not leave frustrations untamed; else they'll grow wild and make you a slave.
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