“Stairs are your teacher; they teach you to be stronger. Love your teacher and every time life puts some stairs before you, accept them as a present!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan
How many times have you yourself cursed the most unpleasant fact that you were forced to climb a few flights of stairs because a building elevator’s system was on the fritz?
This same sense of frustration and dread is also experienced when the automated escalator steps of a mall are being repaired and you just so happen to be carrying a load of parcels in your already fatigued arms.
Many such challenges in life are not affronts to you personally. They are part and parcel of a way of modern reality that emphasizes comfort and ease above all else. Physical exertion is a definite no-no these days.
Personal physical strain of any kind is left to the many mechanical devices that dot reality like dandelions on a warm summer’s day. They pop us before us like spectres and breakdown more frequently than most of us really anticipate or appreciate.
Stairs are inanimate objects. Only you can give them a positive or negative spin in life. How you define them also helps to define your take on life. At times they are nuisances. They can also teach us important life lessons about ourselves.