Ed Sheeran’s Musical Journey
Laura Lee - June 25, 2022

The True Meaning Of Life

By Pat A. FlemingPublished: July 2017

The Years have passed by,
In the blink of an eye,
Moments of sadness,
And joy have flown by.

People I loved,
Have come and have gone,
But the world never stopped,
And we all carried on.

Life wasn't easy,
And the struggles were there,
Filled with times that it mattered,
Times I just didn't care.

I stood on my own,
And I still found my way,
Through some nights filled with tears,
And the dawn of new days.

And now with old age,
It's become very clear,
Things I once found important,
Were not why I was here.

And how many things,
That I managed to buy,
Were never what made me,
Feel better inside.

And the worries and fears,
That plagued me each day,
In the end of it all,
Would just fade away.

But how much I reached out,
To others when needed,
Would be the true measure,
Of how I succeeded.

And how much I shared,
Of my soul and my heart,
Would ultimately be,
What set me apart.

And what's really important,
Is my opinion of me,
And whether or not,
I'm the best I can be.

And how much more kindness,
And love I can show,
Before the Lord tells me,
It's my time to go.

Ed Sheeran has been one of the most influential singers with over more than half a billion followers. One of the biggest reasons Ed has been extremely successful was his determination to be a singer. Life threw many challenges at him, however, he was known to be extremely focused and ensured that he delivered his best potential to the public.

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He was known to be extremely introverted among his school members and always remained secluded amongst his friends. He had one elder brother, Matthew who was a music composer, and even his family owned a music studio. Therefore, Ed was introduced to music in his early life. However, his struggles began when he had to undergo surgery that left him with a speech disorder and lazy eye. Ed was devastated. Being a young child he had to face a lot of bullying. His confidence was extremely shattered. Moreover, we all know how red-headed people are extremely bullied in school. He was made fun of for his physical features.

However, this led to him realizing that his being famous had nothing to do with his physical features. Ed worked extremely hard and he was blessed. His speech disorder never seemed to bother him during singing. However, when he began singing, he planned to get speech therapy, which was unsuccessful. His father gave him Enimen records so that he could practice. Enimen raps skills deeply touched ed. This was a major breakthrough in his career. He then began singing at multiple shows and even sold his CDs which gained huge fame. Ed made his youtube channels where he posted his covers. His videos got multiple followers. Jamie Fox, one of the most influential people, helped Ed record his music and soon his music became #2 on iTunes. Success followed him then.