The World Is Not Going To Fall Apart

Don’t live your life so cautiously. Loosen up more. Be more carefree. Even though life is tough at times; however, you still need to keep your mood in check and adjust it adequately so that it won’t impact the quality of your, as well as your parents’ lives.” These are some valuable life lessons, which have been given to me last night by a family friend.

Sitting at a restaurant table on top of the once tallest man-made structure in the world, CN tower, the glass wall offered an unparalleled, panoramic 360-degree view of the beautiful city of Toronto.


As I enjoyed the beauties of the city, while chatting with the family friend over an expensive plate of main course, I felt a sense of warmth that I hadn’t experienced for so long; the type of warmth that only those, who knew my parents, could provide me with.

I poured my heart out to her over the course of our interaction and shared with her some of my life experiences. Having been the one, who was doing most of the listening, she chimed in. Based on her observation of me, she suggested to me that I shouldn’t keep on living so cautiously twenty-four seven, because it was going to be an exhausting life if I chose to keep on living this way. “World is not going to fall apart should you decide to loosen yourself up a bit more,” she said to me.

She is right, world is not going to fall apart should I choose to be happier and more carefree. Being happier and more carefree is not an easy task to accomplish if we have been living so carefully for a long time. That being said, I am giving this new way of life a try.


Published by Robbie's Blog

I am a third-culture person who's navigating his way around Hong Kong and beyond. Come join me on this rollercoaster ride.

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