Not Alone

People sometimes feel alone at some point. Happens to me, and I’m sure all of you ever felt it. But actually, if you once felt that you’ve reached something in your life, when you know you’ve got something you’ve dreamt of, when you know you’re success in doing something, in getting something, in making something, in whatever it is, then I’ll tell you this: Congratulation! You’re definitely not alone.

I always feel like I am the luckiest person on earth for having what I have. I have this promising job; loyal, supportive, inspiring best friends; complete family; humble inspiring people who’d love to share their stories with me; get good education; physically complete; etc. With those things and those people I have, I could say, I am now trying to walk my path to success.

But as I once read in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, that no one ever get succeed alone: “It wasn’t an excuse. It was a fact. He’d had to make his way alone, and no one—not rock stars, not professional athletes, not software billionaires, and not even geniuses — ever makes it alone.” The success he/she gets is somehow related to the environment he/she lived. As Mitch Albom also wrote in his book, Have a Little Faith, “We are part of each other’s lives. If someone was about to slip, someone else could catch him.”

There are some part of my life where I found someone was there to help me make my way, to catch me when I was about to slip, and even to help me stand when I was fell. There always was. There always is.

Surprisingly, those who help are not only my closest person. I wouldn’t be surprise if my best friends and my family would always be there. In some cases, I was helped by a (I could say) complete stranger I met in public places who voluntarily tell me about their stories, so I could learn from their mistakes.

Lots of people I knew also helped me a lot; my supervisor who agreed to have tons of discussion with me and gave me chance to finish my final assignment just on time; a nice pretty multi-talented woman who taught me a lot about love life, philosophy, pursuing dreams, difference between material girl and realistic girl, and always reminds me to read, read, and read; and lots of people out there has helped me so I am being what I become now. I am so thankful. Thanks God that I don’t walk alone all these years… Thanks fams, thanks besties, thanks friends, thanks inspiring people, thanks to all…

I am not telling you what to do, but every time you feel all alone, just take a second and try thinking about what have you got, reached, succeeded. And remember, in every single thing you’ve got there was someone there to help you got that, in every succeed you made someone was there, in every dream you reached someone was there to get you made it. So, you’ll know that you never were alone. You are not alone.

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