I woke up staring at the shiny screen that popped out notifications, I buried my head within futile applications, and unknowingly cut myself from the real world – that didn’t feel like a life.
Honestly, I regret it.
When I grow old and look back at life, I want to be smiling
I fear losing life meaninglessly.
This thought dreads me somewhere inside. I don’t want to look back and feel like I could’ve lived more. I want every moment to matter.
It’s dreadful to imagine that you might look back at life someday, only to realize that you’ve wasted it.
In fact, what could be more painful than knowing that you could’ve lived better, and earned all the happiness and experiences you wish for?
If you’re like other humans, which is quite obvious, you chase money, you do whatever you can to leverage your social reputation, and try to impress people.
You work harder to gain a greater sense of accomplishment and don’t miss an opportunity to do what can make you feel better about yourself – whether it’s buying fancy objects, eating your favorite delicacy or enjoying for a while.
Even if you think of yourself as different, you do what others do. We’re all similar.
In the end, you realize that nothing make you as happy as much as you had expected. Your expectations always turn out to be an illusion – and illusions break.
“I kept a diary right after I was born.
Day 1: Tired from the move.
Day 2: Everyone thinks I’m an idiot.”
– Steven Wright
Has it ever happened to you that something made you feel like you’re the only idiot in this whole world until you met someone who made you realize that you weren’t alone?
Then you might have high-fived each other and said in surprise “you too?”
How bad is that moment when you feel like an idiot, and how great is the one when you know that everyone else is too.
Let me clear it – idiocy is one of the fundamental qualities of all humans.
No matter how much sincere and disciplined you think the person next to you is, he is too an idiot. The same is with all other people.
You don’t need to feel like a retard when something goes wrong, neither you need to apologize for simple silly mistakes which you make, and nor do you need to wonder about whether everyone else thinks if you really are one.
1. What do you think is the reason why people laugh at memes?
There’s a mutual stupidity which we all have in common, and that makes us laugh at stupid things. How stupid!
2. Have you ever observed people smiling without a reason? Well, they have a reason though. They smile for some crazy reasons and memories. After all, no one would laugh at the ordinary memories.
3. One more fact is that we like craziness. There’s hardly anything which is enjoyed as much as craziness. The strictness of an army, the brilliance of a scientist, or the craziness of your foolish friend, what would be a better reason behind your laughter among these?
There isn’t anything which can be used to measure the idiocy of humans. However, there’s one quality of humans which makes some people seem disciplined and sincere while others stupids.
It’s all about how much one expresses – yes you read it right. Let me repeat again, stupidity is just a matter of how much one expresses.
Suppose that you were watching a Superman movie and wondering why the superhero wears his underwear on his pants, alright?
Now others too might be thinking the same thing.
But just in case you ask the question that why does he wear underwear on his pants, who would be regarded as an idiot? Obviously you. You may even become the temporary clown and a good subject to laugh at.
Even others were thinking about what was going on in your head, but just because you expressed it, you were taken as an idiot, you see?
But expressing cannot make you an idiot, and neither hiding it make you a genius.
If you are an idiot, just know it. Don’t say you aren’t. Everyone is.
I don’t have any specific reason to tell you to be an idiot. But what I’m explaining is that even if you behave like one you don’t become one.
A little bit of Idiocy adds spice to life. If being somewhat an idiot can make you happy, be one.
If you are an idiot and you know it, then you’re not an idiot.
“I’m not afraid to look like an idiot.” – Anthony Bourdain
Now let’s get a bit real. Do you enjoy idiots that much?
I’ll assume that you’ve said “Not that much.” If you answered “yes!” then I’ll suppose that you must be an idiot too and just ignore you.
Okay fine, I too agree that being an idiot is cool at times, and that everyone enjoys it. We all love being idiots, but not always.
The world is already suffering due to the fools that exist. They’re intolerable and growing each day. Wait … I guess that I’ve already created a lot of confusion.
If you are being an idiot, be less of it, and prevent becoming a total irritating jerk. That’s all.
Use your stupidity as table salt, always in proper proportion. Because some of it will always be useful for your humor, happiness, and for the people around you.
Each day, we’re dragged farther from life and closer to death.
The same is happening to everyone else. Time passes too quickly. Sometimes we feel like controlling time, slowing it down, or just bottling it up if we can … but that’s a fantasy.
• It feels like new year was just a week ago or so.
• It seems a kind of miracle to notice how technology has evolved during the years, and how you have witnessed it all.
Do you know what’s the sad part about all this? That time doesn’t slow down.
It will keep hurrying ruthlessly without getting tired. That’s what it has been doing since the ages unmemorable. It has got no brakes.
But we’re mortals.
We’ll die someday. Though we wish to stay alive forever, we know that we’re making a wish that will remain unfulfilled.
Still, we have a whole lifetime. We can live every moment and cherish this life.
Have a hobby, learn to make art and create something.
Create anything that interests you – whether it’s a sketch, a gallery of photos, a coin collection, a blog, or something else. Creations leave valuable marks on the sands of time which cannot be erased.
When you’ll look back at them, you’ll be easily able to track your hard work and joys. Your creations will be an evidence of your creativity, and remind you of the time you had spent making something that you can proudly call ‘your own.’
Click lots of photos. Make silly videos. Let them rest inside your cellphone or PC, and don’t delete them. You may find out that how big an idiot you were some years ago, but it will feel great to see everyone you know in their old avatars. Also, even if you’ll lose some loved ones, they will be with you forever in the form of those clicks.
Each old photo will tell you a story from your past and help you recollect the memories related to it. It’ll be enough to bring a broad smile on your face. You’ll live more. A lot more.
Don’t just rush into whatever you’re doing. Wait, take a pause, and then reflect that why are you doing whatever you’re doing.
Are you doing it the right way?
We spend a huge part of our lives either doing the wrong things, or doing right things the wrong way.
Try to be better at whatever you do, save time by being innovative, change your working habits and invent new ideas. By doing this, you do yourself a great favor and add days to your life by utilizing time properly and learning new habits.
It isn’t necessary at all to have a schedule in which you feel trapped. Make a schedule, not in terms of time but in terms of work. Exercise a bit, meditate, take a walk, or do anything that makes you feel good.
Make a to-do list. Add anything that you want to do, no matter how useless or awkward it might seem. When you’ll see the checklist shorten, it will give you a sense of accomplishment.
You are free to include your desire of climbing a mountain, purchasing something, visiting a place, meeting a friend, or any interesting idea that strikes your heart. It will make you feel like you have released a burden of responsibilities by fulfilling them.
It’s definitely worth it, and will assist you in accomplishing your goals quickly.
If you are planning to watch a movie you’ve been waiting for, to read a book since a long time, or to travel somewhere you’ve been dreaming of, then do it right now. At least, as early as possible. If it makes you happy, you should be doing it.
You need to have some time for yourself. You aren’t meant to act like a robot that doesn’t get tired. Try to live like a human and make some place for yourself, no matter how busy a person you are.
You already know how you should be doing it according to your preferences.
Quitting useless things matters as much as taking up useful things, as both are capable of directly affecting your life.
Wait. Listen to the sounds that surround you. Pay attention to what’s happening. This is life while it’s happening.
Life doesn’t happen in imaginary aspirations as much as it does in ordinary chores.
Sometimes we just plainly ignore the beauty of simplicity that exists all around. We become careless and choose to not admire the life that we have, while craving for what we want it to be like.
You’ll be grateful for your now if you decide to give it the attention it deserves and learn to love it. This is life, ordinary yet beautiful.
I hope that these ways help you to live your life to the fullest.
Next time you feel like your life is passing too quickly, just remember that this life is enough. For everything that you want to do, and what you can do.
Although life might seem less, you can still make every moment count.
It will pass anyway, so isn’t it a wise idea to live it instead of merely passing it?
Don’t worry even if you have wasted a lot of time by passing it, because there’s a lot of time waiting for you to live in it.
Live while the time is passing, it will pass anyway. How you think spending it might be right for you is right for you, if it helps you in ascending towards your betterment.
Slow down your life in your own wonderful ways.
Exploit every second, kill every moment, and make life worth living.
Why do you think life seems to pass so quickly? How do you slow down your life? Got something to share? Leave a comment below.