The Reason Why Life Is What It

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The Reason Why Life Is What It Is Essay, Research Paper I am so much like you. Yes, you! We?re all so different and so diverse- in personality, and background, race and creed, perceptions and beliefs, thoughts and emotions, aspirations and wants but eventually we all come down to being human and that means we?re all the same. We have fears and dreams. Everyone wants to succeed, everyone wants to be happy. Nobody wants to suffer yet we all do. I used to question myself a lot before . Why is life so unpredictable and why is it so unfair ? I tried reasoning and debating and still remained dubious with my conclusion. It perplexed, exhausted and angered me till it reached a point where I thought ?Alright, its another rebound of hell or it?s the end? .And while mentally trying to

picture an effective end, my mother had sent me a heart-warming and all questions answered e-mail one morning which silenced my thoughts and words. It?s a timelessly wonderful story about two angels who come down to earth. And i think it is worth sharing. It starts off in a far away place here on Earth with the first footsteps of an old angel and its young angel companion on the soil. They arrive wearisome from their journey and I don?t suppose they?ve had a very comfortable flight. They look desperately for any shelter and see a gorgeously lit up, lavish -styled house and eagerly approach it for anything edible to quiet their rumbling tummies and rest their throbbing heads. The welcome received, however, is so different in contrast to the beautiful house nestled in the lush

gardens. The owners turn out to be a miserly and mean family who roughly push the two angels in a dark cellar for shelter and grudging and hostile, they shove down stale bread for them to eat. The young angel is deeply hurt by this and remains silent. The old angel is even more saddened but remains firm. At night, the old angel discovers a deep crack in the wall and taking a bit of crumbly , fallen rock, firmly pushes it in to mend the hole. ?Why are you mending the wall of such an unfriendly home?? the young angel asked bewildered. ?Things are not always what they seem? replied the older one . And they leave the very next morning. The two continue their journey and thirsting, they approach a shambled down cottage a little way ahead. The young angel is cautious and wary but its

thirst gets the better and they knock at the rickety, half ajar door. An old couple welcome them joyously and begin preparing a poor but hospitable, hot meal for the two immediately. At night, they willingly give up their beds to the angels and sleep on the hard floor. The angels are grateful for such a warm welcome especially the young one who remains deeply touched by such kindness. Early next morning, the angels wake up to a loud wailing cry and learn that the couple?s only milking cow which was their single source of income had died. The young angel is angered and lashes out at his partner. ?At the house of the family who treated us so badly and had everything, you repaired their wall to save them trouble and look at what you have done to this kind couple who have nothing!

They shared what little they had with us and what have you done? You allowed their cow to die! How will they survive!? The old angel looked patiently on and explained ?Oh, young one. Things are not what they seem to be.? ?I cannot understand how you could be so unfair!? protested the young one impatiently. ? See,? explained the wise old angel patiently, ? in the previous family?s home, I saw a large gold nugget in the wall and that?s why I repaired it. Their wealth has got the better of them and their greed is excessive. They did not deserve to have discovered such a treasure in their house. But last night while you were asleep, I saw the angel of death knock on this kind couple?s door and it had asked for the woman. Knowing the old man needed his wife, I offered the cow instead