The harsh reality of survival in today’s world

Deadlines, bills, family, health, death, divorce, money, decisions, jobs, failed relationships and mental health issues. These are our current modern-day problems as we all try to stay afloat, trying to make sense of a world that is senseless. Adulting is just not as easy as we thought it would be!

I am not one who dies of FOMO ( Fear of Missing Out), but I definitely did take a ride on the Squid Games and boy was I not totally entertained!  I had seen several memes on social media and had a week of rest and thought why not after all its only nine hours of my life.  I am not going to talk about the actual series but just one section that gripped my heart.

In the first episode, several are killed during the first game and the survivors are particularly shocked at how they kill the participants who fail just like that-dead!

After this outrageous experience, the remaining participants vote that the games should be ended as they are too brutal. Life is fragile and they would rather fight it out in the real world than play a game and die. The vote is made and the game is stopped and people return to their usual lives.

Months later, they are presented with a chance to return to the games. They all knew there was going to be one winner and the chances of them winning were not even 50/50. However, most of them chose to go back to these savage, unpredictable games. Life in the real world was so hard it was better in a game where one stood a slim chance of winning than fighting in a world with no hope. What a harsh reality of how tough the world is!

Growing up in a world where we read books filled with fairytales and happily ever after’s. Adulting is humbling, not only do you realize that you are responsible for your own life everything is simply difficult. There are real challenges to be faced, death happens, hope is deferred, trauma is in one’s face day in and day out.

Life just isn’t as easy as we thought it would be, I have often looked at my parents and wondered if it was that hard for them, if yes how did they make it look so easy? Yes, they had their problems but they stayed afloat. But then again,  I think there are several little girls who look up to me and think I am living my best life , yet half the time I have no idea what I am doing. So maybe it is about faking it until you make it?

I am constantly asking myself, what is my purpose, why isn’t it all enough for me, when will I settle down… what am I even doing with my life ? I also know I am not the only one going through these motions in life. My mental health has been affected because my expectations for my life and where I am – do not even measure up! Off course my social media is amazing and when I post the highlights of each month even I get jealous of myself – like wow- I look like I have it all together but deep inside down I am just battling hurdle after hurdle.

Life is so unpredictable: the carousel doesn’t stop turning for anyone. Just when you think you have managed one thing boom another something demands your attention. While dealing with a wounded heart, camouflaged by insecurities and battling with ghostly grief. Surviving in today’s world is not for the faint hearted, society is harsher than ever and there is more judgement than love. The need for fame, riches or simply living up to the best version of yourself puts so much pressure on each individual affecting our mental health.

So, to you reading this, well done for continuing to fight the fight of life, continue to smile through the hurt, continue to love through the grief and I hope when you see no sunshine you create it.

Psalm 55: 22 Give your burdens to the Lord and he will take care of you

Written By Nesu Musa


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Popcorn says:

    Honestly soooooo relatable …. Loved the encouragement at the end sometimes you really need an encouragement.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nesu.Musa says:

      One day at a time✨


    2. Nesu.Musa says:

      Glad you were encouraged☀️


  2. ChiStenala says:

    Very true Miss Musa. Life is a mystery.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Shumie Pswarai says:

    True, really need to stop giving myself pressure and take it easy per day.


    1. Nesu.Musa says:

      Exactly one step at a time ✨


  4. Ashleigh says:

    I can totally relate to this Nesu, thank you for sharing this . Life is indeed a harsh reality and a simple thing like just making it out to the next day with sanity is victory on its own .But like you said we need to keep moving 💪🏽❤️🤝


    1. Nesu.Musa says:

      We keep moving indeed✨


  5. Kira says:

    Beautiful Nesu, this is definitely a place we are all in strangely. But what can we do except take it each day at a time? You drown a little then come up for air again and again.


    1. Nesu.Musa says:

      Hundred percent


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