I find something so beautiful and intriguing about people who have experienced the most suffering and heartache in life due to circumstances out of their control, yet they for some reason they still radiate positivity and happiness. For some reason people like this have always stood out to me, I’m mostly intrigued by the fact that they are rare and abnormal. Let’s be real when you think of someone who has had a fucked up childhood or shitty life, you imagine a person with a plethora of mental, emotional, and psychological issues that in turn causes most people to write these individuals off as unstable- and very often they are.. but every so often you will come across someone who classifies with being dealt a bad hand of cards over and over again from day one but for some reason, they don’t use that as an excuse to be a miserable or shitty person- but why? The reason why is because they chose not to take the easy way out, not to let themselves be defined by their past, or let their heart be hardened by mental or emotional scarring; they are fighters. From my personal experience with these people, I can truly say that happiness is a choice NOT a circumstance. If you are as fortunate as I have been to encounter even one of these beautiful souls you will know, so pay close attention. I would even go as far to say that encountering someone of this nature is one of the essential steps to achieving Nirvana or Enlightenment. These people nourish our mind and spirit in a way that causes us to develop such mental clarity that causes every inch of your being to be overcome with a feeling of peace and serenity and for the first time, they give you the tools to find yourself. When used properly, these tools will make you have an epiphany that causes you to realize something you know you should have long ago: you are exactly where you need to be, and you are exactly who you are meant to be. You will most likely wonder why you had not come to this realization prior, but it is important to remember that this transformation occurs once we use the wisdom given to you by these mentors to dissociate yourself from the ego, and become one with your soul. When you find yourself, you will realize that you are everything that matters, and you are everything that makes sense to everything that connects inside of you. You will develop an overwhelming feeling of appreciation for all the bad you have ever experienced, because you remember that every. single. time. it was teaching you something that you needed to learn about yourself, others, or life in general and for that you begin to accept anything of which you cannot change. You will find yourself trying to make the best out of the worst of situations, you will find yourself laughing and smiling constantly without a reason why, and most of all, you will finally understand the way in which people see life as beautiful because you see for yourself. You choose to be happy.