Lostness: def. the state and feeling of being lost.
Who am I? Where am I going? These are questions that all of us ask ourselves at one point in our lives, but why? Yes, another question. Well, this last one can be answered; All of us go through a turn-around point (or several) in our lives, either at a young age or further on in life, however the one common factor is that this point will leave us in a state of temporary worry, anxiety and not knowing where we belong, who we want to be, where we want to go from here, in other words: LOST.
As a twenty-five year old, one would think I would have no clue what I’m talking about, and maybe their right, however I believe the situations life has thrown at me have not only hurt me but have made me that much stronger so as to start appreciating life and be aware enough to realise what mistakes I have made in life when affronting difficult situations, and what not to do next time these situations arise.
Young people nowadays seem to have one common struggle, and that is finding a job that is worthy to them. Like myself, many young people have spent several years dedicated to studying, aiming to achieve great things, and also worked so as to gain the experience needed to obtain the job that suits you; But this is not enough, as it seems no matter how hard we try or how much we learn we are in a world where the financial crisis has hit hard and has decreased the amount of opportunities for us. This common factor is demotivating and can contribute to ones sense of lostness.
One thing I’ve learnt from this is that however lost we may feel, we should not worry because by doing this we are not improving the situation yet in fact delaying ourselves to be mentally prepared to escape the frustration.
So if you are feeling “lost in life”, don’t threat, this feeling will end sooner or later. No matter what you do, stay happy, hopeful and as you have probably heard many times throughout your life “just think, there are always people that are worse off than yourself”. In fact, if you really want to feel worthy, why not help the less-fortunate, this will give you a new lease on life while also giving someone else the hope that you need (or needed!).
You WILL find yourself: live your own life and not that of others, be true to yourself – just be YOU! The feeling of lostness is just another necessary part of the journey of life, and without it this journey would be monotone and uneventful.
As quoted by Erol Ozan – “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”