Do you ever look at strangers and ponder on the fact that everyone is so busy living their own little lives? I do this sometimes, sat in the car, watching people as the world whizzes by outside. I might see someone carrying their shopping home. But what’s home to them? Is it a nice cosy house with a lovely family to go back to, or are they going home to a stressed and strained relationship? Or are they homeless? It’s quite bizarre when you think about it all. We’re all so busy living our own little lives, we never consider that it’s not just our world that’s playing out on the surface of the Earth. There’s actually so many different worlds being enacted simultaneously to each other. There are so many different emotions being felt, languages been spoken, lives being lived and lost as you read this very sentence. Some of these worlds collide with each other whilst others completely miss one another. We’re actually like fireflies, all buzzing around the treetops, the trails we leave behind sometimes intersect and sometimes we meet each other. But we’re all busy on our own little journey through life, flitting from here to there…trying to find our place in existence.

Today might be the happiest day of your life, but the most distressing day for someone else. The truth is…the world doesn’t stop spinning for anyone and even in your lowest moments when you feel the world has completely ended, think about this: YOUR world isn’t THE world. Your world might have collapsed in that one moment, but the Earth still has to sustain life for everyone else. Your vision may be clouded with doom and gloom, whilst others are living their most joyous moments and making memories they’ll treasure for a lifetime.

It’s so easy to only see one version of life, but there isn’t really one, there’s actually 7.5 BILLION. Each and every single one of us having a different outlook, seeing the universe through a c-o-m-p-l-e-t-e-l-y different perspective. You only see the world through your eyes, and therefore only this one corner that belongs to you. It’s like being sat at the window, looking out at the scenery and feeling as though the universe has come to a standstill as your dreams become shattered, when in reality you can’t see the party that’s just rolling into action over the hills. You’re sat here, safe and sound, comfortably reading (and hopefully enjoying) this post, whilst there’s a child who’s starving in Africa; a family who have been torn to pieces by warfare, a newborn baby who’s taken its very first breath. So wipe the fog off the window and look beyond the horizon!

Think about the bigger picture…it’s quite amazing in some ways. I suppose the thing is that we are all so engrossed in our own lives, entwined in our own worries and joys…but at the end of the day that’s what makes the world go round. Each of us playing out our own lives makes that piece in the clockworks click into place, and ultimately makes the clock tick!

Posted by:Life of a Medic

4 replies on “THE BIGGER PICTURE

  1. When I used to work at a doctor’s office across town, every morning I would pass a bus stop while driving in. I was pretty punctual about what time I left home every morning, so I would always see this one man waiting for the bus every day. For months I saw him every morning. Sometimes I saw him at the stop with his family, sometimes just his kids, most of the time by himself. I didn’t think about it too much beyond him being a familiar site, part of many things I saw every day on my way to work. Then, one day, I noticed he wasn’t at the bus stop any more. I wondered what happened. Did he move? Did he get a new job? Did he die? Did something wonderful happen? Something terrible? Was it odd I even noticed? Thank you for sharing your thoughts and making me feel a little less odd, and a little more human. We’re all connected, even if we remain strangers and unknown to each other, our whole lives.

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  2. It is an awesome post!!! I do often ask myself the same questions….. Our little word isn’t the only one and also impact other ones.

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