I’ve long forgotten the purpose of this blog — no — that’s not accurate. It is more that there has never been a single purpose in writing it. Some write to establish a social media presence. Some write to influence others. I write because it siphons off disquiet in my mind.
Again I find myself repeating when I rewrite of one of my favorite quotes:
We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life. – His Holiness, the Dalai Llama
And again, this will be a quote you choose to read or choose to absorb. Those who read it might superficially reflect briefly and continue tomorrow as you did today and as you will three weeks from now. But if you choose to absorb it, let it completely sink in. Every breath, every moment is precious. Don’t allow a single moment to be wasted. Time is your most valuable resource.
Now whether you agree or not with the Dalai Lama’s last sentence in that quote, you should still always view your life in the context of one hundred years and with the added caveat that you’re never even guaranteed tomorrow. I need not remind anyone about the daily constant reminders of the brevity of life; they’re both humbling and frightening.
So that thing that you’re working towards, that trip, that company, that life — do it now. It saddens me daily hearing about future dreams that unfulfilled because they always remained in just that place: the future. Good luck.
The NY fireworks were great.