Cards of Life

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well

Money, education, resources, and references are generally considered as the pillars of a successful person. Since the day we gained consciousness we saw everybody around us working towards all of these. As a result, we start considering these as the good cards of life. This is when we start doubting our chances of succeeding in our endeavors. Most of the time, we end up giving up on our goals, anticipating failure in advance.

Speaking of good cards always reminds me of a personality who is an inspiration to many- Helen Keller.

Born in June 1880, Helen developed an unknown sickness that deprived her of sight and sound for life. Such an incident would have been sufficient to make most of us lose hope, but that was not the case with her. Her parents and her teacher had put in all their efforts to educate her and their efforts finally paid off. Helen used her education as a weapon and made a memorable place for herself in history, a place that even those couldn’t make who had the good cards of life. The credit goes to Helen, her parents, and her teacher who did not give up and played well.

The good cards of life are not the pathways but only the support system that makes the journey easy. What drives us on that path is vision and motivation. If you have that you are unstoppable.

Let me know your views on this.

Published by Sruti Shivakumar

An architect from India on a journey of self exploration

2 thoughts on “Cards of Life

  1. Love the quote – completely agree. We are all dealt a certain set of cards at brith over which we have no control. For some it’s a royal flush and for others it’s nothing but 2’s and 3’s. It’s nice to have been dealt a king or queen but a royal flush doesn’t necessarily help you. Making things too easy for a child can make life difficult as they get older. Conversely if you’re felt nothing but 2’s and 3’s life may be a big struggle to begin with – but if you can manage that hand to the best of your ability – it may well work in your favour. You maybe much stronger because of it. Ultimately it’s up to us to make the best of the hand we’ve been dealt. Nice post

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    1. Very true ultimately its all upto us. Early struggles are very crucial. I my opinion they themselves are an important card of life. They elevate your thought process to the next level making you worthy of life. Glad you like it

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