You didn’t ask to be born. No one did. Nevertheless, we’re here now with a life expectancy of approximately 80 years. To an ancient thing like Earth, that’s merely a wink in time, but to us, it’s our entire lives. Depending on genetics, care, and luck, our health will permit us to do something actually meaningful with even less time than that, before we hit the inevitable stasis. So, what should we do with our time here? Well, let’s see. There are many, many kinds of lives to live.
There are over 7 billion people on Earth; therefore, there are over 7 billion kinds of lives to live. No two persons are exactly the same, so for each human life alive and breathing and doing, that’s one way to live. There are no hierarchies; only the illusion of them. Being CEO of a large corporation is equally one way to live as being a street performer of a crowded beach is. Both lives are equally real and equally valid.
We all have the exact same amount of hours in a day and days in a week and weeks in a year. Nobody spends them all exactly the same way as another person, so there’s just no way that there’s one right way to live. There are no rules; only the illusion of them. We’re all on a journey, this human thing. And we can do whatever we want with our time here on Earth.
What I’m trying to say is, do what you love and fuck the rest. I don’t know if this makes me sound privileged or naive, but this is just me, being right where I am at the moment and trying to make sense of life in this world.
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.