Friday, July 25, 2014
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
― Oscar Wilde
I discovered lately the pleasure of learning new things again. Now I am thinking what I should learn next! I encourage all of you to learn something new, no matter how small thing it is. It can be learning some words in Italian just for fun to be able to ask a cappucino in Florence the next time in Italian - if you like Florence, drink cappuccino, and want to ask it in Italian at all of course.. Or it can be going to a course for jewellery making, or enrolling for a combat course.
Not only things of financial value, or strictly rational choices are choices worth to make. After all everything what makes one happy can be seen as the best investment in the world.
Our attention shifts and can be disturbed so easily. But what is the more difficult, that it is not the attention only towards visible or superficial things which might get disturbed. When the inner focus gets broke it lasts much longer to get out of this state. Days, months, sometimes years pass in a choma-like state still living the afterlife of dead things.
Better to wake up each morning by saying "Today is a new day. It can be a good day, or a shitty one, but it can be the first day of starting something new anyways." Sometimes we think of remembrance as a moral obligation, but if we want, actually we do not have to remember anything. We have the right to forget whatever we want to.
We have the right to create ourselves and our lives as an artwork made by us, mainly for the sake of entertaining ouselves by doing so. It is not an artwork to be presented to others, it is one on which only we can put a price tag on, and think about what shape it should take.