What’s really important in life? Money, power, possessions, status, job…, family, friends… freedom… or time? I can’t deny that at some point all the above might be important, but not equally important at the same time, except time itself, the most precious and yet it’s always being taken for granted. However, time is the only thing I am not focusing on, in this post so let’s get it started with all the rest:
= Can’t really live without money. You will need food at some point, won’t you? + other basics.
= As for the rest, it remains a necessary mean to do important things in life such as travelling and exploring, going to concerts of your favorite bands, buying more books. With these experiences you will make so many good memories and life changing experiences. I plan to buy a professional camera soon, for my photography hobby and ehm… well yeah it’s not that cheap.
Talking about creativity a couple of weeks ago, it made me think…
Of course there are tons of creative and talented people in our country, some of them not that easy to notice and some have managed to distinguish themselves through hard work, persistence, deliberate practice and at some point they have managed to come up with a brilliant idea.
Numbers of these kind of people are quite low, truly so if we focus on the real life scenarios, what happens? Do we lack creativity? Does creativity involve just some of us working in specific fields such as arts like writing, painting, music, acting, graphic design or maybe science, inventors… etc etc. Is this it?
I think we all know the importance of being always tuned with positivity . Choose good examples in order to be the next good example to somebody else. Do I virtually sense, someone nodding? 😀
You deliberately choose to stay with people who support you, people who share the same values. And it might sound tricky, as when I say values it doesn’t mean having the same perspective and it really makes the difference, because you will be mentally challenged. When it comes to improvement, challenge is a key word. Cool!
The song is beautiful, the words make it even more because of the enormous, deep message they carry.
When you are safe in your little happy routine, in your cozy comfort zone, it’s so hard to take a step further. A step outside means you are out in the “dark”. It means you are vulnerable… well uncomfortable is the right word.
You know that there are lots of wrong things with your current comfort zone despite all the benefits. You know that at some point you will need to take that risk, not saying face life blindfolded but heeeeell you need to take a chance for yourself, when an “opportunity” presents itself. Most of the times others spend an eternity looking for one and never find it, or maybe they do, but are unable to overcome their fears. Thus, if you are looking, it means that deep down, that comfort zone of yours is not that comfortable after all.
So I happened to read one of my friends’ post on facebook which was about expectations. It really gave me something to think about and also the right trigger to write this post. So before getting started, first things first. That means: “How does something I am being asked to do, affect me?”, “What about my well-being?”. It might sound selfish, but honestly, between that and being “selfless” putting myself at risk, I prefer selfish or self-centered thousands of times.
True also that, lots of us are inclined to meet others’ expectations, exceed them without even getting where we are going or what we are doing to ourselves. Others might be parents, partners, bosses, colleagues, friends etc.
I am not going to teach you how… No one is going to do that, however there are means by which you can learn more on how to see the world and what’s happening around you.
The book “How to see the world” by Nicholas Mirzoeff looks like a short manual or guide that contains some basic information, you absolutely need to know but at the same time the definitions, notions are fully explained with details, examples, situations, history circumstances and events.
So today I feel like talking about incentives… Yeah…
You see the picture, of this book I am reading… Well, I am not reading it yet, but I plan to. I have read the other 2, “Think like a Freak” and “Freakonomics” written by the same authors, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J.Dubner. I think, I messed up the reading order but who cares. Brilliant, amazing, mind-blowing books and very inspiring.
Have you heard of these books: “Why Men Love Bitches?” or “Why Men Marry Bitches?”? Have you read any of them?
Ok, I’ve read the first and I found it really interesting. It’s a fun and useful guide, comparing the Nice Girl with the Bitch one. The HUGE message, I squeezed out of it? Be a “Bitch”!
First, what does it even mean? In the book context, means: (ta ta ta) being a strong, independent, intelligent, self-confident woman. It means to stick to your own values and principles, not to trade-off your dignity for mere volatile and superficial attention (affection). It means knowing your self-worth and that you have all the rights in the world to be respected, treasured, loved and cherished. And the very first one who needs to realize this, is, YOU!
“What are you talking about? Don’t blame it on me? It’s Andersen’s fault! Not mine!”
“Yeah, he has got a thing for tragic, sad, doomed from the beginning, love stories. If it was for me, I was quite ok down in the ocean. I mean I was a Princess for Poseidon’s sake. Young and beautiful, a mesmerizing voice… And would give that all up for a…”
“A pair of nice legs… do you understand? Besides my shiny tail is amazing. What’s wrong with it? If the Prince wanted me, he should have accepted me for what I was. Period!”
What’s more important? (to bloggers in general I mean) Content? (words, pictures) Fresh, new, creative, original thoughts? Ideas? What about views? Traffic? Visitors? Comments? Likes? You are probably listing other names, right? Yeah, we could go on for hours.
We want to write awesome stuff, that’s our common goal. We read each other’s work, get amazed, inspired, captivated and all hooked up in our fellow bloggers’ posts, besides our own lives, friends and peers, families, memories, experience and background.
Sometimes I wonder: “Wow, this was so good, what a beautiful, bright mind!” “What a wonderful, brilliant mindset!” “What strength and determination!”