Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Being Who You Are And Being Ok With That

 

Being Who You Are And Being Ok With That


This above all: to thine own self be true - William Shakespeare

Today there is so much competition with technology that time to reflect upon yourself is limited. It takes time to get to know oneself. When you stare into a box, mindlessly swiping and watching content, it is difficult to get to know yourself. Think how much more a person would know themselves if today's technology did not exist. 

However, technology will always be a part of our lives. So, we just need to find a way to coexist and still remember who we are as human beings. Perhaps taking a brief sabbatical from your technology would give you solace. Calling friends and inviting them out to break bread could be another method to move away from technology. Offering a conversation to someone that looks like they want to talk could be another way to give back to the world.

Time travels fast, and our lives will be a mere memory eventually. Using your life to connect with who you are as a person will pay off when you get older. If it takes you ten years to get to know yourself, regardless of when you start the journey, it will still take ten years. Many people live a lifetime and never really know who they are. In contrast, others find out right away. The secret for those that learn who they are is to be who you are. Do not try to impress anybody. Do things for yourself. Find something that brings you joy and happiness. Help others because it is the right thing to do, not because of some accolades down the line. Look forward to the wisdom that you will gain in your maturity. Every time you fail will make the next time easier. When someone treats you poorly, figure out why. Sometimes we need to learn what not to do in life.

Hopefully, after living a long life, you will know who you are. And remember, the journey is more important than the destination in this case. Have fantastic stories and adventures to share with others as you grow old. Share funny antidotes that will make you laugh so much that you can not breathe. And on your last day, and when you reflect on your life, do not have any regrets. 

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Monday, October 31, 2022

That is a short haircut!

 That is a short haircut!


Getting a haircut can be cathartic. A hairstyle dramatically different from what you have been wearing for a while can be very cathartic. Sometimes, a short haircut reminds you of the things that you have lost and what you have to look forward to in the future.

There are people in the world that obsess about keeping their hair the same for decades. The same thing goes for facial hair. Their facial hair increases and their hair gets longer and longer until one day it is unmanageable. Now they are no longer in control over their hair. Their hair is in control over them.

Having a surprising change of hairstyle or facial hair gives perspective and clarity to your life. You ask, was my hair really that important? Did my hair make me who I am? Am I a different person now that I look different? 

Hopefully, you realize you are the same person with or without your hair. The good thing, the hair will grow back at some point. Starting off with a clean slate is a gift that would be wonderful to apply to other things in life. If you are tired of your long hair, you just need to get a haircut.

Once you realize your hair is unimportant, you can recognize what else is trivial. Then you can understand what is important to you in your life. Once you have the maturity to realize what is truly important to you, you will know what to hold onto and what to let go of in your life.

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Enjoy Life In Your Time

 Enjoy Life In Your Time



Life goes by fast. A few seconds grow into decades before you realize it happened. Life is an amazing ride. Grab on to your experiences and laugh as much as you can! Too many fun times are what you should have at the end of your lifetime. Share those stories with young people so that they can share them with the next generations. 

But you have to enjoy life in your own time. No one can make you happy or sad. You can not be forced to be happy or sad. You have to decide what you want your life to be at the end of the day. Others can give you advice. Ultimately, it is up to you to use that advice or not. 

Here are some tips for enjoying your life. One, take time for yourself. It is easy to forget yourself in this busy world. Two, find time to do nothing. Sit and watch the sun set or rise. Watch the wind blow leaves and the clouds past you. Hear for the first time the sound of nature. Three, you are not in competition with others. If someone achieves something before you do, that is their journey. You have your own journey to travel. If you compete with anyone, you are in competition with yourself. Work to improve your life and better yourself as a human being. Four, smile when you are ready. It would be wonderful if it were early in your life. However, you will find that smile eventually. When it is your time to smile, share that smile with the world! Finally, you can be happy anywhere, with or without money or material things. Stop pursuing tangible items to collect and instead pursue friendships, share compassion, explore the world, create, share your love in your heart, and help others when you can.

Find someone to make you smile. Then make them smile. Sharing that gift of smiling will make the world a better place. It will be an amazing future when you do this. 

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Making Your Own Future


Making Your Own Future





Every day, time pass before our eyes. And it does not stop. One day you are young. The next, you are not. There is nothing you can do about time except embrace your future. So focus on that future. Time will not stop, and neither should you. 

Your future will be what you make it. It starts when you are young. The choices you make will determine what kind of future you will have. Whether your future is bright is due to your decisions. Every day, what you do and do not do will establish your future.

When you can delay immediate results, usually, your future will be better. Investing in your education, finances, relationships, and health all take commitment. Deciding one day that you will take ownership of your life will affect your future. Of course, you cannot change your past. If you need help, seek it out. Sometimes it takes years to work on issues in your life. It could take five years to solve. If today you started, five years from now, that issue will be resolved. If you start five or ten or twenty years later, it still would be five years to correct your problem. When you need to change something in your life, make those changes expeditiously.

The future truly is up to you. Your daily actions determine your future. Set up goals and accomplish them. The future can be extremely bright if you work hard now to make it so. Make happiness a part of your future. Find ways to have the freedoms important to you as a part of your future. Never stop learning. There is so much to learn in only one lifetime as a student. And smile as much as you can. Long after you perish, people will remember that smile.

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