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Why does the whole concept of living have to be so hard on us all?

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May 31st, 2015 8:50pm
To me, the concept of living is a lot of suffering, and I don't think there is much we can do to get away from that as a whole. Morbid, right? I kind. But it doesn't have to be all bad. There is still a lot of good in life and a lot of amazing things happening, if we only stop and look for them. I think of life as a challenge to see past how hard it is and do more than simply survive or exist. I know it can be hard; so many of us here are suffering from mental illnesses, survivors of traumatic experiences, living with chronic illness, and sometimes it's hard to see past that. Sometimes all we can do is get out of bed to lie on the couch, and that's okay. Maybe tomorrow I'll make it out the door.
February 9th, 2015 6:28pm
The concept of living can be hard because some people have forgotten how to live. Some people just exist, and simply existing can be hard because of all the trials and tribulations that come with it. The concept of living is what you make it to be. Do things that make you happy, things that make you laugh and things that you never want to forget. The way to make living more enjoyable is to live rather than simply exist!
April 25th, 2015 2:46pm
Life can have its trying times, however it is worth it when you see the world for what it really is, good. You can find that in a pet's loving face, a stranger's gentle smile, or even just outside with the warm sun shining down on you.
June 14th, 2015 6:57am
It's not the concept that's hard, it's the day to day grind. Apparently it's not hard on some people though? I don't understand those people.
June 11th, 2015 8:09pm
I like to say, giving up is easy but Living is hard. We sometimes don't feel like we can carry on, but our instincts should continue to push us. Nothing in life worth having is easy.
April 25th, 2017 2:24am
Human beings have evolved past the point where they're (depending on situation, of course) necessarily always having to think about survival. Living makes sense when it's the only goal you have. Instead, a lot of people now have the time and the brain space to ask questions like this, to be bothered by the idea of having a purpose. It's very difficult to deal with sometimes, but at the end of the day, there's also a definite beauty to that. We know we don't really have a purpose and constantly struggle with that...and yet we carry on anyway? That's crazy, that's so cool. We do things even though it doesn't matter at all, we just keep fighting anyway. That's pretty awesome
November 28th, 2017 9:21am
It's hard, but everyone has different difficulties and stories. One of the main parts of life is learning, and living prosperously every day thankful for the knowledge you've gained from hardships.
December 7th, 2015 9:42pm
Living is something we all have a different view on, like how living should be and what we should do in order to be considered as living.
December 14th, 2015 9:55am
Because people are unable to take the pressure. It is not about how hard you hit, its about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward.
February 15th, 2016 4:55am
because if it was easy then accomplishment and achievement would be impossible. And easy life is pointless, always remember that.
June 7th, 2016 7:31pm
It is a mystery and the purposes human have created to make it seem like it has a point and distract from its mystery are not important goals 99% of the time. Therefore it becomes a very hard and tiring concept for us.
June 29th, 2015 7:58pm
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” ― Theodore Roosevelt If living life were easy, I don't think that it would be really worth doing.
August 31st, 2015 11:12pm
Existensialism is a hard subject. It depends on how you were borned actually... Rich or poor? Healthy or disabled? Tall or small? IT DOESNT MATTER. Living is hard, but have you ever seen an ant rolling a big pile of food up the hill? Weak people think life is 'hard'. You see the cards you were dealt with and play with them. There is no 'concept'. You get up every morning, have three meals, one good trip to the loo and you go to sleep. Rinse and repeat. For the rest of your life. You just get older and smarter, nothing to it. Enjoy every day like its your last because you know... It might be?! Be a good person. Eat good food. Take care of your body. Love people. Do good things and deeds. And when someone out there draws the line, they will say; 'yep, they lived' :D hope this answer helped.
May 17th, 2016 5:23am
Actually it isn't that hard! If we take it all in a positive way it won't be that hard! We often indulge ourselves over thinking about the little mischief and hardships of life and that eventually lands us up in a situation where we find life to be so hard. Just let it go and go with the flow of life to know how beautiful it is!
June 13th, 2017 11:50pm
While we are driven by instincts just like any other animal, to survive, reproduce and flourish, the modern human has less use of these traits. As such, consider your feelings towards living as a product of evolution, and reconsider the question.
July 28th, 2020 6:50am
Because we live according to what society wants us to be and to have. We think that it's a battlefield everyday, fighting for our problems and such. Be you, seek help because you are not alone. We were created for a purpose and that is to be the best that we can be as possible. Never think of having to quit because life is only once given. Make your stay in this planet worthwhile by doing good, being good, and teaching others to do good, even if you will receive nothing in return or worse, even the opposite of it.