Posts tagged quotes
Posts tagged quotes
We often refrain from taking chances simply out of fear, fear of the unknown. We may be fully aware of what it is we want, but we dare not move. The thing I have realized is, I’m not going to just stand still. They say that “flowing water never turns stale”, and I believe this to be the case with life and chances. The thing is, I know what it is I want. I am without a doubt, 100% sure of it. So, I will do whatever I need to do to make it all happen. I am not afraid, because I know that it is more than just possible, it is written. What I am trying to say is, if you feel something is right, and you want to take a chance, then everything else will fall into place. There need not be fear if you believe.
When something good happens, you can’t wait to tell this person. When something bad happens, you confide in them and they make the bad moments bearable. Everyone has that one person who they tell everything to. This confidant becomes more than just a person who listens, but in a way helps establish your experiences—even if they weren’t there to experience it firsthand. It’s as if nothing is real until you have told them. That perhaps, the things you experience aren’t finalized in the universe until that person has shared your experience with you. This person is your first call. So, who is your first call?
Today is May 2nd, the day the battle of Hogwarts 14 years ago. The day that Harry, Ron and Hermione snuck back into Hogwarts and destroyed the Horcruxes. The day that Harry finally defeated Voldemort. We remember everyone who fought in the war and all those who died. Fred Weasley, Nymphadora Tonks, Remus Lupin, Colin Creevey, Severus Snape and more. May we raise our wands to those who fought and died. Remember, remember May 2nd 1998.
When we read, we are not looking for new ideas, but to see our own thoughts given the seal of confirmation on the printed page. The words that strike us are those that awake an echo in a zone we have already made our own—the place where we live—and the vibration enables us to find fresh starting points within ourselves. Cesare Pavese, This Business of Living
Today my Father and I had a debate on the idea of happiness. My Father vehemently addressed that he did not believe it was possible to be truly happy. He feels that it is human nature to overlook the things we have in our life. He says this way of life prohibits us from being happy. While I agree that we as humans often take for granted the things in our lives, I think my Father is fundamentally wrong.
My Father was adamant that true happiness is unattainable, and this is where I feel his argument faltered. He explained that 99.9% of people will never achieve true happiness which I think is utter nonsense. Our lives are social constructs that we create within our mind. By this thought, we interpret our world creating our own reality. Thus, our reality is very much real—however different—from another person’s reality. If I feel I am truly happy, then in my reality I am, and no one can take that away from me.
I do agree that we are often unappreciative of the things in our lives, but I do however actively try to be more appreciative whenever I can. I think it is the acknowledgement of appreciativeness—or lack thereof—that allows us to be truly aware of the things in our lives to appreciate. Through my awareness of my surroundings and my own social constructs, I think it is very much possible to be truly happy. To quote J.K. Rowling, “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
It seems to me that all ideas are not our own. By this thought we never actually create anything new, we only build upon that which already exists. What makes someone creative is the unique interpretations of the real or what we define as real. The great minds of history took old ideas and reinvented them. They did not create the foundation of knowledge, but further developed the knowledge that already exists.
The idea of fate is something that is quite intriguing. I would like to believe in fate, but I do not think that our life is predetermined. This idea seems a little far-fetched because—assuming this is true—this would mean some people’s fate is to live a poor, short or unhealthy life. If this is the case, then I think this is unfair and thus I do not prescribe to the notion of fate.
I do however believe in destiny. By this I mean that we all have numerous possible outcomes in our life and depending on the choices we make, our outcome/destiny will be different. I think it is quite possible to even know your destiny before it is final, but the correct actions must be taken to ensure said destiny. You often hear these notions when famous people say things like “I always knew I wanted to act/sing/dance etc.
Now let’s move to the notion of love/soul mates. This idea seems a little ridiculous. To assume that there is only one person on this earth who is meant for us is not only ridiculous, but utterly heartbreaking when you really come to think about it. If this notion is a truth, then at any moment we could miss an opportunity to be with our ‘one’ and be unhappy forever.
I believe that the person we end up with—if willing—is our soul mate. Okay, okay hear me out. I think when you really care about someone, and if you really want that person to be the “one” then they will be. Obviously both of you have to feel this way to really make it happen, but if you both really want the other to be the one for you then they will be. Sure, it is very likely that there might be someone in the world who is better suited for you, but because you care and love the person you are with, you have made that person your soul mate. Therefore I believe that we make/chose our soul mates.