A Greek philosopher once said, “You cannot step twice into the same river.” He believed in a world of change and the singleness and uniqueness of a moment. Another Greek philosopher Horace used the words, “Carpe Diem”; to point out how important it was to capture every moment as if it was your last. He emphasized on cherishing every particular moment by entering “life” through acceptance of the possible. The awareness of life and its ever changing form, would unevitably bring the person the happiness or peacefulness he sought.
Life as these Greek philosophers put it, is unique to every one and most important of all is single. We don’t have numerous lives that we can waste. We can say no to everything, justifying it with x number of reasons. Yes it is possible to stay at home, in the comfort of our solitude and watch what other people do, accomplish or fail. We can keep ourselves selfishly to ourselves, constraining the max number of social connections to zero! or less? We can shut our ideas, our thoughts and everything that makes us who we are , into our head. We can defy the common saying, “being trapped among four walls” , as we will be far worse; locked in the flesh of our brain. We could be all that and this and let life slip away. They told a man who was to travel by train that his train had left and that he had missed it. The man replied, “That can’t be. I have my ticket.”
Like the old man, please don’t let life pass you. Embrace it with all your might and never fear the virtual fears. Don’t take what the society tells you to heart. The whole purpose of it, is to put the different ones down. You have only one life to live. Life in other words is experience. Experience new things, new people, new tastes and everything new. New is possibility, Possibility is energy. Always try to be energetic. Try to look at events as a beginning rather an end. Focus on the details rather than the outcome. It is as they say the journey that counts. The journey is what’s fun and not the final result.