Better to have a short life that is full of what
you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way
There is a brilliant video floating around the internet. I had seen it a while ago and then forgot about it until I came across it again. I feel that it being the new year and all that it would be a good time for everyone to watch it, whether you have before or have never even heard of it. This video is narrated by philosopher Alan Watts and I really do suggest that everybody listens to the message in this video. I love it so I wanted to share it with all of you as well.
Most of us get caught up in this really busy, individualistic lifestyle where we forget about the connections that need to be made. Whether those connections are to other people, yes, even the ones you race past on the street, or whether those connections are to activities or passions. We often times forget about the importance of connection and passion and end up rushing from one hour to the next until the entire week is over and you haven’t accomplished anything but get to school or work on time. Life is about more than university. It is about more than work. In North American culture it is all about money. We focus on what will get us ahead, whether we enjoy that path or not. We focus on the time that we think we don’t have rather than the moments that are timeless. We grow up and we forget about our dreams of being singers, firefighters, novelists, athletes and world travelers.
You should be working to live, not living simply to work. However, if you find what you love and discover what you are passionate about, you can choose to make that your career and your life. Money certainly can get you things but it can never get you happiness. Happiness is solely in the connections that we make in our lives. Connections to others, to our pets, our dreams, our faith, activities, nature. Connections are all around us, waiting to be made.
Hope you enjoy the video.
If money was no object for you, what would you do? I would travel the world, be by the ocean, and ride horses every day.