It’s funny how we all live with aspirations and dreams. Dreams of becoming someone or owning something important. With these thoughts in mind, I dare you to go down the path of enlightenment and see what those thoughts become. Are they real, will they still be important? Or will they change?
It’s ok to not be productive. It’s come to my awareness that everything around me has been hinting at improvement, productivity, some form of hustle. This constant bombardment that I need to have a side business or need to work out, learning or improving oneself at all times. Is it toxic or am I just lazy?
It has come to my attention that our current social media and life on the internet is changing. We as people are getting more and more unfiltered content directly to us. We are also getting more raw and real reactions and responses. We as people have got to a point where we can openly express ourselves, open the flood gates as someone might say of emotion and vulnerability. So what does this mean, where are we going?
I have developed depression from my workplace. I don’t feel valued by the company and they have made it pretty clear that my future there is stagnant without changing my role or climbing the corporate ladder. I’m a creative, and have never wanted to become a suit at a desk. You know those corporate suits that justify their existence by how many meetings they have to go to. No thanks, that’s not for me.
So self-worth is how we feel about ourselves. It is linked to our ego. And recently where I work went through a restructure and my self-worth was put into question…
If we take a step back what is the purpose of the News? Down to its very core, what helps news make money? Since newspaper sales are on the decline, selling the news directly to the consumer is a dying form of income. So the way News keeps afloat is through advertisements. Keeping your attention, keeping you engaged with watching, reading, to effectively sell you more ads. That is the core job of the news. Remove your old ideals about informing its citizens and educating the masses on current events, that is what the news used to be. That’s a romantic’s way of looking at why the news exists, lets get real the news primary job is to sell ads now.
I clicked on the video, sitting there watching listening trying to learn and get inspired when these words hit me like a tone of bricks. It’s something I never thought of, I’ve been working my whole life, saving, investing, trying to get close to retirement when Warren Buffets words sink in. “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”
Everyone wants the hero story, everyone wants to be entertained by the extraordinary. The amazing, the talented. But in reality, the extraordinary is a lifetime of doing the same thing over and over again. The hero is a person who didn’t ask for glory but was forced onto it through pain and trials.
Ever thought about what makes you a good person? What makes you fare and judge. These four agreements do just that. Not in the eyes of others but to yourself. Only we can live our lives and live it true to ourselves. If someones say something is wrong, or not allowed, it’s not because it is true but because that goes against the rules they themselves asset upon themselves. So ask yourself that is it that makes you good?
We often confuse the difference between, schooling and education and one is not necessarily the same as the other. I went to school, I went to university. I have a bachelors degree and an honors degree. What I studied was graphic design, I don’t use my degree at all. I’m a studio photographer and writer. All I got out of university what very expensive schooling.