Isn't is just so incredible that life is fresh and new to different people all the time?
It's something that has overwhelmed me, and it's something that's amazed me, and I think that it could be a very vital part in understanding the human condition. The fact of the matter is, whatever we feel, however individual it may feel to us, will one day be felt by someone else. Be that pain, be that joy, be it that feeling of frustration when life doesn't go the way you plan. One day those feelings were new to you, and one day they will be new to someone else who isn't you. Of course, there will be the days, of which I've had quite a few recently, where it genuinely feels like nobody understands what you're going through and what you're trying to achieve. However, I can promise you that someone does. And if they don't- one day they will.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that your feelings and emotions and experiences aren't beautiful, individual, personal experiences to you. I'm saying that the beauty of living life is that it is simultaneously completely individual and completely universal.
Nobody else will feel the exact way you felt in that moment when you didn't get into the uni that you hoped for. Nobody else will love that boy who didn't deserve it so tirelessly and endlessly even when they never want to see him again. Nobody else will relish those memories of days spent on the beach with their best friends in the world, or that feeling of standing on the top of that specific mountain with those specific people and knowing that they are made so inexplicably happy by those little moments.
However, everybody will sigh that sigh of frustration when the world deals them a crappy hand. Everybody will love when love isn't returned and they will feel joy and pain from that. Everybody will have those moments where they look back and know that they were the memories that defined them. Everybody will be made to feel appreciated by someone.
And the great thing is, new people will feel those things every damn day.
Everyone gets to have new experiences and be a newbie so many times in life. There's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait. One day I will experience the feeling of going on my very first date. I will experience graduating, and seeing my friends and siblings graduate, for the first time. I will experience the nervous excitement that accompanies the very first day at a job I hope to be in for the rest of my life. This is endlessly brilliant to me and endlessly exciting. And the greatest joy for me right now is the fact that when I have done it all and been through those experiences, I can pass the baton on to someone else, and they will get to be the newbie.
At a time when the world seems so bleak, it gives me a degree of hope that I, and everyone around me, has so many new feelings and experiences to discover. And i'm SO excited to see what the world throws my way next.