Why do we tirelessly pursue that which we have a passion for? Because we have to. In a world of so much disorder, so much confusion, they are often the only things that make sense of it all. They provide us with a sliver of sanity in an insane world. A moment of calm amidst a raging storm.
I feel like a lot of people don’t really know what they want to do with their lives. They haven’t found that spark of interest, their life’s calling. Continue reading “Finding Your Purpose In Life: It’s Not Easy”
We’re invincible, untouchable, on top of the world, until something or someone comes along to take us down from our pedestal, remind us that we’re not so invincible after all. Thus, we gain an appreciation of the fact that there are situations that will challenge us, people who will best us. That we’re not as perfect as we thought we were.
Such are often the necessary building blocks of humility.
Does changing the way we look at things help us overcome adversity and hardship? Continue reading “Quote Quandary – Half Full Or Half Empty? You Decide!”
I’ve found that we can essentially live our lives by one of two ways: living to work, or working to live. The former entails a life of enslavement to never-ending labor, while the latter one of tirelessly slaving away to buy enough time in order to enjoy the fruits of our labor. We truly are thrust between a rock and a hard place.
Though personally, I’d rather choose neither. I said “essentially”, not “solely”. Surely, there must be a way to simply live?
It is natural to be concerned about others’ opinions, to wonder of our image in others’ eyes. But once this concern begins to govern our thoughts, our actions, our lives, we need remind ourselves to turn the concern inward. Let others’ thoughts be their own, let them think and say what they want. At the end of each day, the only person’s thoughts that we have control over is our own.
Arthur Miller, American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre, was once quoted saying:
“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.”
Now when I first came across the quote, I really didn’t get it. The “right regrets”? Continue reading “Is There Such A Thing As The “Right Regrets”?”
Ideas solve problems, become inventions, cure diseases, build cities, make discoveries, write books, sing songs. They are the foundation of our lives and make the world go ’round. Yet if always kept enclosed in the confines of our minds, if never shared, never acted upon, they will surely come with us to the graveyard as just that: an idea.
In a recent post I talked about how we all view success differently: how the way you perceive success is most likely far different than how I would. It’s definitely a subjective term. Now let’s take it a step further. Continue reading “Does Prosperity Make Monsters Of Us?”