A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Life" by G.

Yeah after countless hours of thinking (naturally) , all roads lead to this same topic. Lets talk about life. Life means many things. It's the tree in your backyard. The blades of grass that line the ground in neat or messy rows. That fly that you keep trying to shoo away but it's just too fast. The sea and the whole lively world beneath it. Life can also be the movement of a bustling city. The whirring of a computer. Even the flow of traffic snaking throughout the highways. That's life. Now let's talk about the lives of people.

When we are born, you could say that a blank book is created. This book will be filled throughout a person's lifetime. With memories, emotion, knowledge, dreams... This is your mind, alive and functioning. What a fascinating journey it would be to be able to read the book of another's mind. These books are shaped by the times, people's experiences, social and economical class, and many other things. One question that people have been struggling with for a long time is, what is the purpose of life? Well I say, why must you have a set purpose? You have a brain and a wonderfully complex mind; we could safely say that if you really want a purpose, you should try to learn as much as possible about the world around you. Make your book a more interesting one. But lets switch gears, and go from the life in our minds to life in reality.

We obviously have the need to survive. To work and earn the money to sustain ourselves, then go forth to fulfill bigger dreams. I think we all have a kind of mental picture of how we view the state of the world. I personally can't say that it's a very good state right now. Good for some, but bad for many more. What should we do? Well to get straight to it, you only have one life. What do you plan to do with it? To live the mediocre life? To stay in the bounds of what "society" deems right? I say to you, go out and do something new. Take risks. Meet People. And most of all, learn as much as you can about everything and everyone. There's so much to see and do. By setting yourself apart just a little from the 6.7 Billion people on this planet, you have already given your life a greater significance. When you are open to anything, and have no irrational fears, then your life will not be chained down.

I part with you on this note. Live well and freely. Open yourself and your mind to new experiences and discoveries. Become who you want to be.


Alpha Whale said...

Precisely what I was looking for in your next post. If I could contribute anything it would be a suggestion that you expand upon or write an article on society and people within it - ie assimilation.

Good read.

G. said...

I wanted to expand on some things, but then this post would have turned into a giant essay that most people wouldn't spend the time to read xD. Yeah I'll probably do a separate one sometime.