How many of us live our lives on our terms,how many live the lives we want?
There are groups of people in this big beautiful world who have managed to live design and choose how they live so that it is true and interesting and theirs. They are what they chose to be, and how many of us can say that?
Too often we create lives which are, at best, sad attempts at raising our material status, bettering our standard of living, so we buy things, we choose things, and at the worst, we simply let things happen to us without making any choices.
I know I spend too much of my life not choosing, accepting whatever floats my way, and not doing all I can to mke my life mine, and to do those things I have always wanted to do, but have always pushed back.
I do things. I am busy. I do well.
But there is a risk of crossing the line and becoming a simple cog. I make other things function, but cogs do not make, they do not create.
It is time to make something.
I have waited too long, we all have, but not too late.
It is time to get building, writing, fighting, creating, struggling, kicking up to the light, and we have to use all our heart, leaving none out, fighting dirty if we have to make it real, and to make it now.
To not choose a path is to let the world choose for you, so you can be what they want you to be, not all you can be.
Time to take risks.
What I like about literature is that it shows the potential of a person can be, the infinite choice, the potential. Time to write large.
I once read somewhere letting the world know you too well, is to let them define, to create expectations.
It is better to unexpected, ill defined, messy, and awesomely great.
Allow yourself not a life, but to live.
Go the next step
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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