Life Sucks And Then You Die…But Before That…. Carpe Diem!
Reading the title, I will only say this for starters-
Carpe Diem! Live The Moment!
I know life sucks! We get born, and then soon enough they want us to get educated, so we spend many years in school, trying to learn something and get wise, then we have to get a job and work almost our entire life. And when we are done with work, we feel way too old to enjoy life like we’d do it during our young years… and then the inevitable happens. We die! In short and right to the point terms that is the main course of human life.
I know how it sounds – SO SAD! You know what they say – YOLO – You Only Live Once. And we waste it on school and work. That’s why we have to throw some sweetness here and there in order to make our experience on his planet more bearable.
Karma And Life – A Dangerous Combination
First years of our lives are all about playing, eating, sleeping and repeating Which is AMAZING! Talk about procrastination. And then Karma delivers its first meal – we have to go to school. And this is a long time relationship (I’m talking university graduation). But these are the greatest years – we are teenagers, we don’t think deep about what could occur if we do something, we have no fears and we need to make it happen. We can change our monotonous high-school or college life with baby steps – for example, we can always find organizations that share the same hobbies with us and we can roll in (drama clubs, music groups, sports teams, voluntary activities, summer projects – you name it).
A hobby can turn into a future job. Because after school, Lady Karma gives us the second meal – we have to go to work and earn money, because we can’t live without money. Yeah, it sucks, we all dream of never-ending vacations, long weekends without worrying about cash, problems and other stuff. That’s only in fairytales and movies. In real life, we have to go to work and earn our livings. I know, it sucks! That’s the way it is. But to make it suck less, we can always find a workplace that can run around our hobbies.
Remember what I said about hobbies during high-school that drama club can give the next actress or actor, that music group can get you work in the music industry, those summer projects can help you discover your passion for art, technology, sports, whatever you like. If we can and we have the resources, the best way to do it is to turn our hobby into our job.
What comes around goes around…
If we don’t have the resources, then work it’s gonna be just a way to get money, to pay bills and live. Oh yeah, that’s Karma’s third meal – problems and bills. That’s where most of our money goes. What’s the sweetener, in this case, you ask? Saving money for something that we like:
- – maybe we like to travel – let’s save time and money once a year and go visit places we’ve never seen before
- – maybe we’re fashion lovers – set some cash aside, little by little, and go buy that purse or that awesome new couch
- – maybe we still cling to our old hobbies – invest more in it – grab some tennis hours at a sports club, or go to karaoke pubs to feed your music love.
- – maybe we’re the family type – this one is easy – we just need to spend more time with family, friends and loved ones. Dinner is always a good excuse for a visit.
- – do whatever you like, do whatever makes you happy, there is no limit.
And then Karma delivers the last course – the dessert. We’ll retire from work because we are old enough and we get to stay home again and procrastinate. Only this time, we have less energy and time. Because, like every good thing, it will come to an end.
I know how cliche it sounds, trust me. But those sweeteners it what makes the “diem to carpe”.
Life sucks, I’ll say it again, with all the problems, trials, and tribulations. But let’s give us more credit – each one of us must have a bucket list and must proceed to make those goals from the list happen. Because by the time we retire from work, we’ll want to stay at home, rest and enjoy the rest of our time left on this Earth.
Top 10 Deep Quotes About Life From The Greatest
So, now that I’ve made your life plan, I’ve selected some quotes from these great philosophers (because they know best about the depth of life) about being happy with life to inspire you some more. Enjoy!
- “Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death”– Arthur Schopenhauer (or each day it’s another page from the book of our lives).
- “Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law” – Immanuel Kant ( with other words, make every day, every moment count).
- “The value of life itself cannot be estimated“- Friedrich Nietzsche” (because we are taking life for granted, we don’t appreciate it enough)
- “Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle” – Plato ( live life, but keep positive while doing it).
- “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim, and end of human existence” – Aristotle (you’re not living, if you don’t enjoy it, if you don’t give your heart what is wants, once in awhile).
- “Man’s life is like a drop of dew on a leaf” – Socrates (unfortunately, it can all end in a split of a second, that’s how precious the gift of life is).
- “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated” – Confucius (we should find happiness in those little things that actually matter, we should love more the non-material things that money can’t buy).
- “Life can be magnificent and overwhelming — that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live” – Albert Camus ( that’s taking the walk on the wild side when we get out of the ordinary. when we bind the things we like with the unknown).
- “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge” – Bertrand Russell ( the same idea I’ve just pointed out – know what you love, discover the unknown in order to get wiser).
- “We never live; we are always in the expectation of living” – Voltaire (because we are always waiting for the day to end, so we can have another fresh tomorrow, we always rush things, we always expect the future, while we forget to stay in the present).
It’s up to us if we turn our lives into a boring experience or we turn it into an amazing adventure that we can look back and say everything it was worth it.
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