Dear Diary,

A thought passed my mind today. Times have changed from our parents’ times. People do not love, work, live, rejoice, compromise, empathise the same way today.

Life has become so convenient in today’s time. Relationships are easy to take for granted. Decisions are easier to make because of the many options available. The choices allow us to slip and become impatient. The temptation to let go and run away is high because you no longer feel the bond or choose to be held by anything. Giving up is an easier path to take. We crave for independence and get easily frustrated when we don’t own it. Please and thank you are so rare that it now sounds suspicious, even coming out of your own mouth.

It’s easier to say or be told, ‘I don’t love you anymore’, or ‘you’re too good for me’. What do you do then? You can’t really force someone to love you, but did the person really think over before saying so, or really feel that feeling? Or did it just seem convenient or easier to say so?..

It’s easier to let go of a job offer because you have another one offering a better proposition. Or even if you don’t have a back up, your still okay to either sulk at the old workplace or quit and go travel…

It’s so easy to shout back at a parent when the food at the table is not what you like. Or to leave the house and not come back because now you’re too ashamed or guilty of your behaviour to apologise and move back in…

It’s easy to say sorry so often that the word has lost its value and you actually don’t realise that for the person you apologised, a sorry was probably not just enough…

It’s easier to run away and avoid than take account of responsibilities, face problems with solutions…

It’s easier to be fake than to be left alone, for we are not self-confident or courageous enough to be different…

Life is convenient today.

It’s easier than living truly, freely, with guilt and regrets, passionately, selflessly, confidently being truly happy. Do we still dare, or run away?

Love,

me

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