Friday, November 30, 2012
The end of another year
Previously before each trip, I'd send off an extra house payment to the bank while extra money is added onto the monthly house payment. I love being alone because it means being in sole control of my life, my money and my plans. I hate anyone who says to me 'why don't you do this instead? Only the one who signs my paycheck has the right to tell me what to do and how to do it!
We are going to be here, at this moment, just once. We only have this life. How are we living it? Are we living it? Are we going to remember the numerous ball games we've watched or the wonderful stuff we've purchased? What is our life going to be measured by? How are we going to be remembered? I don't think its important what comes after we're dead but what are we doing for ourselves while we're alive. Our legacy will be how we have lived.
Everyday I try to educate myself about the real picture of the economy, about world politics. I read about the places I've been to and also about the places I'm going to. A successful life is about curiosity. I've seen timid people at work. People are basically timid. We're not equipped for the world and therefore most of us never realise our potential, we end up living very mediocre lives. We follow movie stars, pop stars and ball players. We watch soap operas. We don't realise that we should be the 'star' in our own lives. We are the 'star' in our own show.
We need to carve out a show for our own lives and be a 'star' in it. Take pictures of our own lives, write about our own lives (albeit in a journal that no one may see) or in a blog (even one with a paltry number of followers or viewers)! From that basis, we can work our way up, to spice it up, jazz it up, enliven it.... who knows where we'll end up. But who cares, except ourselves. That's all that matters....that we are caring for ourselves!