Living on earth for 18 years, I have encountered a lot of obstacles, went through ups and downs of life, fell in love, experiencing friends come and go away from my live so on and so forth.
No matter whatever sort of life that each of us has undergone, one thing we need to remember, "DUNIA" is a place full of lies and hatred. Too many distractions that lie on our way to achieve whatever goal that we set.
Money, power, love, excessive entertainment are some of them in which if not handle carefully, will be very harmful to one's life. However, that is not an excuse for us not to excel in our lives on Earth. As muslim, we are encouraged to seek happiness in this life and in the hereafter.
I am reminding myself and those who are reading this, please don't let yourself get carried away by the flow of today's world because it does more harm than good. Gain as much knowledge as you can for knowledge is the key to unlock doors of happiness, unity, peacefulness, success and better life.
Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) once said..." You want the world, with knowledge, you want the hereafter, with knowledge, you want both, with knowledge.. "