When did life get so suffocating?
You’ve been warned.
We all know that life’s a bitch right? It enjoys bitchslapping you even if you are already bruised. So everyday, on the way to work, I watch people as they scramble off to their schools, works, errands, etc. I often ask myself how do these people get on with their lives? How do they see life? My most important question is, how do they manage living in this kind of life?
There are two most difficult questions we’ll face in life and be forced to choose: to let go or to try harder.
Too bad that life isn’t a big visual novel game where we are able to see the ending each choices (along with many other choices) brings.
So I wake up and tell myself, “Okay, you’ve got an entire day for yourself today. What should you do?” and a hundred things come to my mind but none have been accomplished so far. What the heck self? It’s like, I impose something for myself, decide to do it, and end up procrastinating. As if I’m choosing to be distracted. Again, WHAT. THE. HECK.
I got online and found this article which totally explains everything.
“…How we labor at our daily work more ardently and thoughtlessly than is necessary,” Nietzsche wrote, is because “it is even more necessary not to have leisure to stop and think. Haste is universal because everyone is in flight from himself.”
…But watch out for the inner urge toward distraction, and when it arises, don’t beat yourself up, or try to squelch it. Just sit with it, breathe, and let it dissipate. Remember, too, that you don’t need to “feel motivated” in order to do important work. Instead, let yourself feel like you’d rather be doing something else, and at the same time, do the work: Open the laptop, make the phone call, type another sentence…
This is like the most suitable advice for me. Like I said before, procrastinate procrastination.
To read the entire article: http://99u.com/articles/51300/why-are-we-so-distracted-all-the-time
Life is a one big road where we all gather, everyone going to their own destination. Sometimes we’re stuck in a traffic jam. Other times we run full throttle, going ahead of everyone. Or perhaps you’re a slowly-but-surely kind of driver. There are also instances when we cross each others’ lane.
As we pass through the main road, there will be side streets along the way. One of those belongs to you. You might take a detour every now and then or shortcuts (which you’ll realize later on that it really is a long-cut). At the end of the day, you and only you could forge your own side-street. It’s the kind of street unlike any other.
My friend and I share the same sentiment about travelling. Apparently, people, especially my generation, the ones who have recently gotten a job and think that they are ready to conquer the world and mature enough to plunge into it needlessly (that is so wrong in so many levels), travels for the sake of social status. Okay I’m not generalizing anyone who travels nor saying that travelling is bad. It’s just that travelling have lost it’s core meaning; people don’t travel for the sake of travelling. They do so for bragging rights. This gives birth to some way of thinking that the ones who travel are better and wiser people unlike the ones who don’t.
People call that going to places as their YOLO moments. They claim that, as you only live once, you have to go see and experience the world. There’s nothing wrong in that. What’s wrong is pushing that idea to every single person they know and their attitude. You’ll never know, that someone might be experiencing their own YOLO moments in their own way. Or maybe you really don’t have to go that far to experience that moment. What all you have to do is stop and look around you, see what or who have you been taking for granted in the past days or years. You only live once right?