Do what YOU want to do.
Are you comfortable? Right now, in your warm room, relaxing after a long day of school or work? Are you too tired to do anything? Go ahead, sit, relax, enjoy it, you earned it! After (x) hours of work, you deserve to sit down and watch your favorite TV show and play the new Halo, Call of Duty, or whatever game you love. Sadly, after that show, after that final kill, after that final high, you have to return to reality. And to some, that reality is a bitch. But hey, you can return to your alternative reality tomorrow! No problem, right?!
After a few weeks of this repetitive mundane life, you begin to get tired of it. The happiness you once received soon fades away. Trust me, it never lasts. What I am here to tell you is; do not settle for the alternative reality, the artificial happiness, the rubber society that we have collectively created. If you are not happy with your current situation, change your situation! Do what you want to do! Not what your parents want, not what society wants, and not what your friends want. You are your only limitation. Follow the inner voice that is you.
News flash! You are a part of a great big, vast world that is within potentially an infinite Universe which is also potentially intertwined in a Multiverse, all simultaneously working together in this moment that we call the Now. What you are currently doing in the moment is what the entire Multiverse is doing right Now. You should NOT settle for the next video game or the new Dancing With the Stars to spend that Now. Just because it’s cloudy out, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go outside. Life is grand. Explore it!
As far as I can tell, we only live once. Do you want to leave this rotating crystalized blue rock in the void, inhabited by life, life that you are, and that seems to be the only life in this Universe (doubtful), with not even living that precious life? For the sake of humanity and the Earth in general please, follow that inner voice and do what YOU want to do. Life is here for one thing, to live. So….LIVE! Choose wisely what you do, because if your life truly flashes before your eyes when you die, you might think twice about what you did.
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@vicenteloayza, I’m in the same spot. Although, school does not = education and school also does not = instant success. With the advent of the internet it is a lot easier to become an entrepreneur and live more freely.
Check this cool video out on it.
I agree with the message, but the delivery is a bit preachy, and almost tries to shame people into embracing the carpe diem lifestyle.
Tell us your story of how you chose to get off your butt and LIVE! Then maybe we can be inspired to follow your example.
Or give use some examples, some stories, some exercises to motivate us. Everyone here tells ourselves every day that we “should” do these things: live more passionately, go for our dreams, rearrange our lives based on our core values.
Another person telling us we should is kind of annoying.
Another person INSPIRING us to do so is wonderful…
To follow my own advice:
I studied mechanical engineering in university, but had started dancing at the same time. My mother passed away a few years earlier and had left me enough money to go to graduate school (assuming I pursue engineering, no doubt.) I took a year off, worked in a bakery, took more engineering classes and danced in a local dance company while I decided. Eventually I went for dance. Earned an MFA and toured the world as a professional modern dancer. It has been a struggle at times, and certainly didn’t lead to the kind of regular, steady income and career I would have had as an engineer, but I wouldn’t change a thing. The messy, tricky life of an artist is what I signed up for. Some time later, I remembered that my Mom’s favorite movie was “Fame,” about young New York City artists struggling and making their way to careers in music, acting, and dance. And I felt like maybe she would have approved of my decision after all…
You’re right but it’s also a bit idealistic. I’m not trying to talk like a conditioned fool but you can’t completely escape this society. You have to turn a buck somewhere. That’s the problem. You have to make money to some extent. And you need that money now. Say for instance you want to be a writer, it will take time to write that book/screenplay. How are you going to feed yourself and have shelter in the mean time? And what if you don’t make money from it after you’ve written it. So we must create balance between the job and following our bliss until hopefully making money is a mere side effect of following your bliss not what you’re in it for.
So take up a job that covers the basic needs but that also affords you free time to follow your passions and come up with other streams of income. The coming up with other streams of income is the part I find most difficult but I’m working on it. Some people create other escape routes. Look at self help books- how do you make $1 million? You write a book about how to make $1 million. Now that’s genius
See the majority of us don’t have great original ideas that we can work on but people like us yearn for it.
Man, that is it. We do not need too much to go beyond normal people. We have our minds, we have courage and that is already enough. That separates us from the other people who are ashamed to live and die young.
” If you can imagine something, you can do it” – Albert Einstein.
I think he knew that the only limits to you is yourself. You can be free inside and outside your mind, trust it.
@blankey, i like what you say a lot (: but in my case i cant leave school and im tired of going, i cant leave school because i believe education is the base of our socities, but im tired of it.
@thestranger, Nice! That’s a good idea. I’m working right now and moving out tomorrow. Going to save up for 6 months or so and then go to Thailand. Apparently there is a meditation retreat I can go on that all it requires is a donation and it lasts for a week, or possibly a month, can’t remember, but you get free food and shelter.
What organization are you doing this with?
@blankey, sounds good man. I found this org online called International Volunteer HQ. They’re much more affordable than other volunteer orgs because there’s no “middle man” that the majority of the money goes to. They provide accommodation also and allow you time to do sightseeing while there. I’m suppose to be starting in South Africa in July for one month. Let me know what you think about the organization.