Should people sometimes do things that they do not enjoy doing?

“To be or not to be?” this is the  Shakespeare’s question, mine is “to do or not to do?”. I ask it  when I have to clean the house, or wash the dishes, or learn something very hard, or greet my boring and dull neighbor, or …  the list may continue, but I’ll prefer instead to explain what’s going on with this annoying, life’s-beauty-spoiling and mum’s most preferred phase: you should do it. More than that, I guess we all, like pretty mature and decent persons, will agree that people should sometimes do things that they do not enjoy doing.

First, life is not only about joy, rainbows, pink unicorns and friendly giants. Life is a continuously search for meaning, struggle for the best, and also a very hard trial to deal with daily problems, such as the dreadful vacuum cleaner and dark, creepy, nearly useless chemistry book. But we should do it. Why? Because we live in that flat, because it’s only a poor chemistry book and it’s not more powerful than we are, because we are, after all, human beings: we have the enormous power of will! And as an old adage states: if we have, why not to use?

Second, just sit down for a while and imagine how would your life look like if you did only things you like. No-no, don’t smile, it seems very attractive and tempting only at the beginning. What is forbidden, is extremely wanted, right? But then, slowly, everything becomes unexciting, because, you know, how long can the mouse dance on the table? He will get bored after 5 minutes and will start to look after the cat. “Where is the cat? I want something bad in my life! Psss psss psss…”

Third, what will happen if you eat every time only cakes? Would you still say the same” yummy, cake!”? I guess no, because we do need salted food if we want to enjoy sweets. The same is with our activities: we should do thing we don’t want even to hear about, if we want to enjoy the others. For example, at school, only comparing this with that lesson we can decide that we definitely love one subject.

So, as a conclusion, I would like to give you a piece of advice: if you want to live a fulfilled life, don’t hesitate to do thing you don’t enjoy doing.  Because you are a human being, because you are capable of more than just lying all day long in front of the TV, because we should taste a bit from every moment given in life, and start doing things we disliked before. So, be grateful that you have the possibility to use a vacuum cleaner. Smile and good luck!



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