“Follow the yellow brick road,” they say.
“Take the road less traveled on,” they also say.
But, whichever you decide to follow or travel on, does not guarantee finding your way. This is because no matter who you are, how successful you are, your gender, your race, or your age, we all, as humans feel lost.
There is a certain aspect of the unknown that comes with being alive, which leaves us feeling full of busy minds and uncertainty.
The truth is that no one really ever feels like “they have been found,” and that we are all lost.
As humans, we love to make appear as though we have it all figured out, but even the most organized and successful individual is struggling to find their unique destination.
We are all in this together, as we all continue to battle figuring out the mysteries of life, our life purposes, how to find our place in this world, etc.
No one really knows what they are doing. Some days, we are taking chances. Some days, we stick to what is comfortable. Some days, we wonder what we are doing. Some days, we are wondering if what we are doing is what we really want to be doing. Some days, we feel stuck
This happens to everyone at every age. We are more alike as humans than we even think!
We all want to live our best lives and get to a place in our lives where we feel complete and utter stability. For some reason, the idea of stability is closely correlated with a life, where one is not, or will not feel, lost.
The destination of “found” is once again an imaginary, utopia that our society has created.
There will always be days, months, or even years where you will feel lost.
In order to supress feelings of uncertainty and feelings of being lost, human beings react by distracting themselves, either by getting involved in the community or activities, picking up hobbies, getting a job, going out to bars and making friends, using applications, such as Tinder, Bumble, etc., attending school, and even by engaging in self-destructive habits and negative coping skills.
The feeling of feeling lost, not belonging, and feeling completely and utterly confused, is not a very comfortable feeling. We all react towards these feelings differently, both negatively and positively, depending on the individual and the nature of the situation.
The future and the constant pressure that society, as well as yourself, put on yourself to find a place in society, in order to feel secure, is sometimes so intense that it becomes immersing your world.
You truly begin questioning yourself and struggling to find the confidence to make your way through your life, without constantly being clouded by pressures, doubts, anxieties, stressors, and situations.
The most comforting feeling to me, who constantly finds myself feeling lost and trying to find my purpose in life, is knowing that this feeling is something that is familiar to everyone.
I have learned to take advantage of finding various outlets that allow me to be able to connect with others, feel involved, and make me feel good. Doing these things and doing them as much as often allows me to somewhat alleviate these feelings of uncertainty.
Utilize the buddy system in life, and bond, connect and find outlets with other humans, coping mechanisms, and hobbies, that can allow you to feel apart of something that you enjoy.
We are all just trying to find our place in the world, and we are struggling to combat these feelings of feeling lost.
Whether you chose the yellow brick road, or whether you take the road less traveled on, you will stick find yourself lost.
The real question is where is our destination?
And, is there really a final destination that we are all going to reach sometime, even if we have decided on a destination?
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