Survive or Thrive

Is life busy but still a breeze

or just surviving with ill ease

Addicted to devices

Chasing desires and vices

Keeping up with trends

Catching up with friends

Botox to lips or face

World flying by at a rapid pace

Duties, commitments galore

Never satisfied, looking for that flaw

Fear and insecurities abound

Need constant entertainment around

Pause and reflect

to see what it is that you neglect

Living is much more than survival

Breath out, give calm a revival

Daily Prompt:  Survive


  1. You’ve captured, so well, the struggle of people today!
    I would always choose thriving over just surviving.
    Your poem reminds me of a favorite quote: “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  2. It’s hard to remember that we’re supposed to thrive, not mere survive. And sometimes survival is as much as we can manage, but we certainly don’t have to live that way every day. Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. Fear and insecurities abound – you are on to something here, lately i have been realising that it is not me but others insecurities that ruin friendships. too caught up in appearance they forget the real value of friends- a good read Kate dear

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  4. Reblogged this on Blog of Hammad Rais and commented:
    A world getting crowded up with materialistic wows each passing day but losing the true spirit of human nature and peacefulness.

    What it is we are running after? A question we must ask ourselves every now and then because it can give us an insight about our own self.

    I read this simple but amazing piece of thoughts at Kate’s blog about surviving or thriving in today’s world, which can be used as a set of good reminders about our own self, about what we do everyday and for what purpose.

    Read it out below!

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  5. I think they need to teach such self awareness in grade school. It seems there are more ‘devices’ now then ever before. Children don’t know how to entertain themselves. I like the commercials that promote ‘media’ free family meals. I’m not sure how the children of today will survive if and when they run out of ‘outside’ power.

    This post reminds me of the time I overheard a guy (I was on vacation walking on a boardwalk at least five even seven years ago) and this younger man was heads down on his phone complaining that the magic blue pill didn’t cut it for him anymore. And I wondered why he even needed it in the first place. But then ‘Those’ commercials make me laugh – how many folks do you know take a vacation with two side by side clawfoot bathtubs out in the wilderness? And the couple (each in their own tub) is smiling holding hands .

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