It’s times like this where you realize that in a technological revolution, the original force that connects the world is in fact mother nature herself. An earthquake in Japan leads to a tsunami that travels the length of the ocean to wreck havoc in South America, leaving destruction and turmoil all around. Everyday we see examples of how there are certain things in this world that are beyond our capacity to control. Things that affect us physically, emotionally and mentally. Yet as humans we carelessly equate it to monetary damage first before considering the human cost.
There was a time once where I would question the existence of God whenever a disaster like this struck because at the time where divine intervention would be the most appropriate form of salvation, there was none. Then I figured it out. Life is a fragile vase. You can take absolute care of it or you can be careless. You can fill it up with whatever you want, from love and friendship to money but it will eventually break. One might think that I have a cynical or pessimistic view but this could not be further from the truth. What I’m trying to say it that you should fill you vase with whatever makes you happy and keeps you satisfied but always remember not to get too attached to it. So when the time comes for you to let it all go, you can, knowing that your knowledge of inevitability would enable you to treasure the things you have only when you have it and not when you don’t.