Why do I always seem to perceive
Life as a problem to solve, why do I believe
That everything needs to be tackled head on
That life is a battle that needs to be won?
Does it stem from being a woman who needs
To prove herself in a world where men mostly lead
Is it a manifestation of feeling insecure
That I need to solve problems to be sure
I am on firm footing, I can be in control
I feel best when I am in an active role
Rather than being an observer passive
Somehow this is how I have learnt to live..
Lately I have been re-examining my approach
Why don’t I let events in life be as they are, unless they encroach
On my well-being or place me in danger imminent
To focus on solving a few problems should be my intent
Instead of fighting inconsequential battles here and there
I should try to fight for issues about which I care
Some things in life are just meant for experience
While others require problem-solving intense
As I go along my journey, I must learn to choose
My battles wisely, otherwise I stand to lose
My focus, peace of mind and satisfaction
Sometimes passivity is the best form of action..