I read a post recently which talked about how most of us, in the western part of the world, are told from a young age: “go to school, get good grades and you’ll get a good job”
And some of us, like nice little sheep following the breadcrumbs scattered for us by our “supervisors/parents”, come to graduate college/ universities and are presented with nothing of what we were promised.
Lousy job (in some cases, no job), no happiness. Just confusion. “where are all those things that everyone’s been telling me for 15 years about?”
I find it a universal FACT that “there are absolutely no guarantees in life”
This same situation can be scaled down and be seen in individuals everywhere. We’ve seen this situation in countless of movies, where a person is hustling at their job to get a promotion, only for someone else to get it. Or, someone saving up money for years and years only to lose it all in a scam or some disaster (Russia’s “perestroyka” comes to mind, where people’s savings became worthless). The examples are endless if you look for them.
And so I approach every decision, every act, and every moment with this idea in mind, that nothing is guaranteed, I could die right now.
What happens then? when you approach everything with this attitude? In my experience, you start to learn what’s truly important to you.
For me: spending your time around people and things that enhance you, spending time and energy with people that you care about, and helping & serving those people, striving to achieve your highest aspirations and deepest desires every single day, taking care of yourself.
Those are the basics for me, that is my work every single day. Do you know yours?
Once again, I thank you for reading and you have a nice day