Existing vs Living

Do you want to live in this world to feel something or do you want to exist and not enjoy life?


Do you want to live in this world to feel something or do you want to exist and not enjoy life?

Emma Perron, Photojournalist

The real question to ask yourself is, are you just existing in this world, or are you living the life you truly want? 


Are you going through the motions of life and just getting by, or are you filled with joy and happiness when going throughout life? 


Existing is, without a doubt, easier to do than living your life to the fullest and being happy with the life you have. From a young age, children are told to follow their dreams, live life to the fullest, and be satisfied. As those children grow up, they face challenges and obstacles that make it hard to live life to the fullest and to be happy as they once dreamed of. 


The simple difference between existing and living is that you repeat the same day and want to stay where you are in life. Living you want to be happier and have more fun in life to get the most out of your time here on Earth.


Going through the motions of life is like rolling out of bed because you have to do something that day, and living is to get out of bed and have a purpose. People get so caught up in having a perfect life they become angry, stressed, or down about the life they have, so they start just to exist. 


Ask yourself how you can start living in this world and not just exist? 


One way to live more is to be grateful for all you have in this world and to find something good each day. 


Living in this world is learning failure is okay and change happens. Living is being able to accept the fact nothing stays the same forever.


Living is a choice people have to make every day, and existing is not putting in any effort. Existing takes longer in this world than living because existing there is no purpose to anything but living is to be happy and feel something. 


Angelina Thomas (9) says, “The difference is that existing is just being there in the world, but living is not taking your life for granted and living your life to the fullest every day.”


Take time to yourself and ask if you want to start living your life and make the most of your time on Earth. Find out what you are passionate about and what makes you happy. Take time to find your inner self to help yourself live in this world instead of just going through the motions and existing.