Do we suffer from Niagara Syndrome?
Do we suffer from Niagara Syndrome?

Do we suffer from Niagara Syndrome?

Life is like a flowing river. The river is calm and quiet on flat land, but the water current gets fast when it meets a waterfall, and falls off the deep rock. In the same way, our life flows smoothly but then it sometimes meets an unexpected slope.

Life is not like a pond that stays in its place, so we cannot avoid the big and small crises in our life. But, If we are ready to overcome even a rocky path, a waterfall will no longer be a thing of fear, but just one of the ways toward our goal.

There is a syndrome that compares the crisis of life to a big waterfall — the Niagara Syndrome. It indicates the situation where people struggle in the crisis they face while spending time in the flow of the world with no clear goals and set of values.

Most people live what we call ‘The Niagara Syndrome’. When we come to turns in the river, we don’t consciously decide where we want to go, or which is the right direction for us. We merely ‘go with the flow’.

We remain in this unconscious state until one day the sound of the raging water awakens us, and we discover that we’re five feet from Niagara Falls in a boat with no paddles. But by then it’s too late. We’re going to take a fall. Most of the time it results in an emotional fall.

Don’t allow your life to come to the edge of Niagara falls, to make decisions to change; be it in relationship, family, business, profession. Don’t be blown by your stupid logic. Don’t leave it to fate.

You have the paddles to row, so row your destiny!

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