Lately I've been doing alot of thinking about my life and how I'm living it. I recently realised what's important in life, and it's something I've disregarded my whole life. I've been chasing education and money for as long as I remember, after all, that's what I thought was important, that's where I thought happiness resided. It's far from it. Money, education, cars, holidays. None of it matters, it doesn't make us truly happy, it's an addition, an addition to which with out the main thing that truly matters, won't make anyone happy.
We all go about life, thinking we are content, but are we? Take a minute to think, deep down, are you as happy as you could be? I recently discovered I'm not, not even close.
See I'm missing the one thing that matters, it ties into family and friends, but it comes down to being truly loved, and feeling it. I've realised the only thing important in life, is not only loving someone unconditionally, but knowing, and feeling everyday, that they feel the same way.
This is what I've been missing, now I've realised that no matter how much money you have, or what degree you get, when it comes down to it, it doesn't mean a thing.
Just an insight into my thoughts recently, feel free to rip into me all you like, I couldn't give a ****, I've realised what's important in my life, perhaps reading this will help you realize what's important in yours. Once you realize it, you see life in a whole different way.
If you take one thing from this post, let it be this. We all have wishes, we all have dreams. Just remember, it's not necessarily those dreams that we crave. Even if it's just for a minute, think about what it is you really want.
To those of you that may not have seen it, the perfect summary was provided by War-Mac:
'It's not about what you get in life,
It's about who you're becoming'
I totally agree with you.
Totally agree but I'm still chasing ****e. What is really getting on my tits recently is people saying you've failed if you don't get into a certain group of universities.
How long did it take you to realise that? lol.
Was fairly evident for me even as a kid. Was pretty disillusioned throughout education seeing how focused everyone was into aspiring to a life of slavery. No one gave a good answer when i asked, 'why?'
Imo just do what makes you happy. Most important thing. You want a life you can be proud of and tell your kids about (if you have any).
I discovered this about a year ago and I completely agree. I stopped being so bitter and tried to forget things that made me upset and I no longer care about money's value and such.
Glad you have too!
You are right, but so what?
Are you going to stop studying or stop working til you found love? And then what?
Life isn't about being happy. It's about learning to be content with what you have. Because once you found that thing you think will make you happy, how long will it last, will you find another thing you need? Because if you don't constantly think you need something more, i.e. you are content with what you have, then you can actually be "happy".
i need to work out whats important in life