I, for one, got to experience both ends of the spectrum and honestly, when I started to think back earlier? I felt a hint of sadness and also, a form of happiness. Sadness deriving from my losses (mainly relationships); And happiness… Nay- Excitement, for what I’ve accomplished so far and of course, what’s yet to come.
Living one’s life to the fullest isn’t easy. There will be ups and downs but just because you may face heartbreaks and losses, does that mean that life is just all or mostly negative? It really depends.
For example, losing a person in your life whom you love can be devastating. The blow can even destroy one’s life if it isn’t handled with care. Ultimately, it’s you-who chooses whether to adapt and move on with life or cling onto the past which is likely now, just a distant memory.
I started listening to Green Day’s playlist on my phone awhile ago and when “Whatsername” (Click for song on YouTube) was playing, I finally understood what the song was all about and how Billie Joe was feeling when he wrote and sang the song.
My rough interpretation:
It’s about this guy who thought he ran into “her” on the street but it turned out to be a dream. Then, the guy tries to recall what “her” name is.
He remembers her face but can’t recall her name. Now he wonders how Whatsername has been. He starts remembering the times they spent together and regrets started pouring into his mind but he knows they are useless.
The song ended with “I’ll never turn back time, forgetting you but not the time” I believe, is his way of saying that he will cherish the time they’ve spent together forever even though she isn’t with him anymore.
That is how I interpreted the song and how my heartaches (or feel) everytime I listen to it.
Which then led me thinking about “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)“. I won’t deny it, I cried a little then because I never felt so understood.
Funny thing is, when I fell in love with these songs the first time, I didn’t fully comprehend the meaning. I mean, I knew what he was singing about but I’ve never experienced it firsthand. It wasn’t until I did, that I got an even deeper appreciation for Green Day.
In the end, for most of us who are fortunate enough- It’s up to us to choose how we want to live our lives because we actually do have the resources we need to make our ideal lives a reality! We just get blinded by every distractions in our environment.
Right now, I don’t know what kind of issues you’re facing. It might be something small or perhaps even Armageddon huge- whatever it is, know this:
If you are facing something in life? It’s good because You are living it (life).
Do what Camus said. Live to the point of tears.
If you hit the despair end? Don’t give up yet. Happiness is waiting for you at the other end. Remember, if one knows despair, one would know happiness and vice versa.
Regardless, you don’t have to face these life issues alone. If you ever need help, ask. Your friends and family is likely more than happy to assist. Remember, loneliness and isolation is all in the mind. You’re only truly alone if you believe you are and CHOOSE not to do anything about it.
If all else fails? Feel free to email me via firstname.lastname@example.org
I will do my best to help.
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Alright, that’ll be all for today. I hope you are having a beautiful day and talk to you again soon. Cheers!