Sunday, February 7, 2016

Living With Meaning / Collecting Moments

Just to be alive is a grand thing. You know?

“You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis.”

You buy furniture.  
You tell yourself: this is the last sofa I'll ever need. No matter what else happens, I've got the sofa issue handled. Then, the right set of dishes. The right dinette. This is how we fill up our lives. And, now it's gone. All gone.

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

There's an old country man sitting next to the road and an entrepreneur from the city arrives in his luxury car. He says "Hey, what are you doing?". The old men responses "Im resting and watching my cow eat grass" The entrepreneur says "You have a beautiful cow, why don't you get a bull?. The country man responses "Why?"
"So they have offspring, you'll get more cows"
"And why would i do that?"
"Because if you get a lot of cows you could sell milk, meat and hide"
"And why would i do that?"
"If you earn enough money you could buy more land and start a farming buisness"
"And why would i do that?"
"You could be millionaire"
"And why would i wanna be millionaire?"
"So you can sit back and enjoy life"
"And what do you think i'm doing?"

“People who hold important positions in society are commonly labelled “somebodies,” and their inverse “nobodies”-both of which are, of course, nonsensical descriptors, for we are all, by necessity, individuals with distinct identities and comparable claims on existence.” 

"You can become rich either by making more or by wanting less."

“I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest person alive.”

“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”

“There’s no passion to be found playing small — in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.”

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” 

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  

Even a bad experience becomes a good story!