Aug 1, 2013

An attempt to organize my own thoughts.

For a while now, I've felt stuck. Unmotivated and discontent. Always admiring the lives of other people but not doing anything productive with my own.

1. Everything looks perfect from far away. As said by Steve Furtick, "The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes to everyone else's highlight reel." From the outside, people live perfect lives but the reality is that no one does. Not even the fashion blogger who gets to travel around the world with a closet bigger than my room or the genetically blessed celebrity/model with a family who is famous for being famous.

2. Are you having a bad day or are you making it a bad day? You can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights. Life is unfair and hard work doesn't guarantee success but sometimes successful people aren't the happiest. It's all weird and confusing. I need to learn how to value relationships, people and experiences over material possessions and superficial ideas.

3. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. Can't rely on other people because there's only so much they can do. At the end of the day it's up to you.

4. The beauty of things is that they must end. Everything in life comes to an end. Currently transitioning from high school to college. Coming to terms with the end of my childhood. In the future, I'll face many more, ultimately ending with death. And that's what gives life meaning.

"The gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again."  - The Illiad, Homer

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