What do I want From Life?
Freedom and Simplicity and Interest. No more, and absolutely no less. I want life unchecked.
I want the freedom to do what I want to do, when I want to do it.
I want to laugh, hard.
I want to enjoy the world which is wonderful and amazing. Go ahead, look at jellyfish and try not to be amazed. Those things are awesome, and beautiful and somehow not of this world, but they are. Everything should be like that.
I want a very simple life, one that has nothing in it that doesn't make it better, one that has a simplicity of thought, of emotion, a life not filled with clutter or things that are not necessary. A life that is clean and pure and true. I don't want too many things, and I don't want very many things, I just want those things that I need, those things that make life better.
I want a life lived day by day, moment by perfect moment, step by step by step.
I want a life filled with things and people and places that interest me, that makes me see the moment now, that makes me focus and learn.
The world is fascinating if you look at it closely. I want the ability, and the freedom to follow my curiosity, to dig deeper into things that matter to me, and that matter to those around around me. I know am part of a community, and I want to remember that I am part of that community and I want to make it better for me being in it. I want a life built on being part of the world.
Too often we find ourselves prisoners of our own shrinking lives, lives created by us, in a world slowly made smaller by the decisions we make and by the actions we decide to do and the things we choose to notice and see.
What we create we can change.
Life is built of actions, and actions are the results of choices. We need to make our choices, and we need to make choices for ourselves and not let others decide what makes our world better.
It is important to know what matters. Every action should be seen as whether it gives us more freedom or less, if it makes our world smaller or does it make it large and blindingly beautiful.
Does it make things more interesting?
“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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