Everyone’s looking for a reason to live.
Live for the people who care about you. Live for the people who love you. Live for the people you would die for. If you find yourself wondering why you live then that means that you’re still living for yourself. If you truly love the people you say you do then you would do whatever it takes to keep them happy. To continue to live your life no matter the struggle. To live to become successful in case a loved one needs financial help. To live to learn, explore, and discover in case a loved one needs your insight. To create in case a loved one needs inspiration. To live even when you want to die in case a loved one ever needs to have a reason to live as well. To be there always just in case they need anything. That’s the reason I live. Because I know one day you will need me, and I will be right there. Those moments are the moments I live for. Because when I can help the people I care about the most, even if i give up everything I have for them. In return I gain something even more special. I gain happiness. Fulfillment. A purpose.
"You can’t just sit their and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You just can’t. You have to do things. I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. And I’m going to figure out what that is." - Stephen Chbosky
For me what makes me happiest is making other people happy. So just know that it doesn’t matter if i’ve never met you in real life. It doesn’t matter if i’ve only met you once before. It doesn’t matter if i’ve known you forever. I value my relationships with people more than anything.
Society has written these unwritten rules between races, sexes, and everything else in-between. But in the end we’re all the same. We’re just people trying to live. We all have problems. We all go through the good times and the bad. We’re all the same. People just need to open up and be more real with each other. It seems like everyone is afraid that having emotions or feelings makes you look weak, but in fact it takes a lot of courage. If you love someone tell them you love them before it’s too late. If you miss someone call them right now and tell them. If you hate someone don’t bottle it up and let it show through malicious actions, but confront them and settle your differences. If it doesn’t work out then move along. “To each his own.”
Life’s too short to not be real with each other.
That’s why. If you ever need anything don’t be afraid to ask me. Because in turn, you’re helping me too. If you need…
Someone to talk to.
Someone to hug.
Someone to listen.
Someone to cry with.
Someone to dance or sing with.
Someone to write with.
Someone to celebrate with.
Someone to laugh with.
Money, clothes, food.
It doesn’t matter to me. If I care about you and you turn to me for help then I realize that my life has meaning. Someone believes in me. Someone trusts me. Someone needs me. Someone relies on me.
I have given you my love, and you have returned it.
And then maybe,…
I can begin to rely on you too.
And be one of your reasons to live.
- Joseph Chang