What if I fall?
Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?
“Most people will spend their lives doing jobs that they don’t particularly enjoy, and will eventually save up enough money to stop doing those jobs just in time to start dying instead. Don’t be one of those people. There’s a difference between living, and just surviving. Do something that you love, and find someone to love who loves that you love what you do.
It really is that simple.
And that hard.” – John Connolly
I believe that most of us crave adventure. We want our lives to make us feel. We crave the bittersweet excitement brought on by uncertainty.
But we also want safety. And comfort. Just enough.
We are torn between “more” and “just enough.”
And I also think that a lot of people waste their lives contemplating the idea of more but never pursuing it.
One of my favorite quotes goes like this: “Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
Ambrose Redmon said that.
Fear is an impulse, or like the tattoo that says, “Fear is the mind killer.” Frank Herbert said that. In Dune. So you can’t stop being afraid, but you can fight fear, you can control it.
I think about Shalini. About all the wonderful artists I have met over the years who gave up on their art and settled for a job they don’t particularly enjoy.
Playing it safe is the cruelest ways to die.
Of course, some of you might think about being responsible…
Well, let me tell you this: you are going to die. There’s nothing tragic about it. It’s just a fact.
So you might as well do what the hell you want with your life.
We lie to ourselves just as much as we lie to others. We find excuses: to be lazy, to give up, to worry, to cry on someone’s shoulders.
But we pay for those lies. We pay for the lies we tell ourselves in the form of the lives we lead. In the form of the gnawing feeling of missing something and not knowing what it is; a feeling that will haunt us until the day we die, when we’ll finally close our eyes with way too many “what ifs” to find any sort of peace.
“You are what you love. No? You are, completely and only, what you would die for without, as you say, the thinking twice.” – David Foster Wallace
“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life.
Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” – Steve Jobs
Live free or die trying sounds a bit extreme, but it’s the only way to live a life you’re proud of. To be able at any moment to keep your head high, look yourself in the mirror, and say that you are someone you’ve always wanted to be and how good it feels to achieve such a feat.
What is worth dying for? To you? What is worth living for…
If you don’t know, I urge you to find the answer.
Figure out what is it that makes you feel alive, what you’d sacrifice the rest of your life for without a moment’s doubt.
It will all be worth it.
Thank you for reading. Love you for that!
—–Have Hope.Keep Faith—–
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