Just exactly how long is a year? 365 days, 52 weeks? How about 6,286,920 breaths a year, or 25,550,000 thoughts a year. Every breath you took, every thought that came to mind..think of how incredible that is. Can you recollect all of those breaths or thoughts? Probably not. So many things happen in that span of 365 days. Think back on yourself exactly a year ago today. What were you doing? What color was your hair? Where were you working? We meet new people, we see new things. People enter, and leave our lives. Of those 25 million thoughts the only ones that stick with us are the ones that change us. But what if we haven’t changed? What is everything is still the same? You’re wrong. At least one thing has changed since then. Just think of one thing, or all of the things you ave changed in the passed year. Be proud of it, embrace your change. No one ever stays the same after a year. If you don’t notice a huge difference from the passed year, then maybe it’s time for an innovation. Start little, make changes to your daily routine or your diet. Then think about what you really want from your life. What are your biggest dreams, and your biggest fears. Sometimes, those can be the same thing. Because we all become accustomed to the way things are, to tradition and routine. No matter how hard we try, we always follow some sort of familiar routine. We wake up, eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Then we go to sleep. It would be impossible to completely break free from every routine, but you don’t have to. Try something new, out of your comfort zone that you would never do! You would be amazed how something so little can open your mind to something so much more. Then a year from now, ask yourself..are you who you were a year ago?
I didn’t think you could change much in a year… Then I wrote an email to myself using a time capsule website. I completely forgot about it by the time I received it, and I was amazed at how much I and everyone I wrote about had changed. Achieving short term goals adds up.
I have changed.
I eat little junk, i have changed my career goals, and attitudes.
A static human is a non-human, IMO.
Yes and no.
Yes because I’m still working towards the same goals I had a year ago. Not because of laziness, but because they’re somewhat big goals. Everything is planned out mentally. Its just taking me a second to manifest them into this reality. It feels very similar to a chess game – patience and strategy.
And no because as you very nicely put, a lot of stuff takes place within a year. During which there was some stuff I liked, and some stuff I didn’t like. Regardless though, everything that happen made me grow in some way, so no complaints I guess.
I’ve changed drastically in the span of these days. My thoughts started to form when I saw Fight Club. The simple plan is life-changing. I can live my life on those quotes. Then I gave up my materialistic possessions. I started dieting, meditating. Came out of a relationship. Made a new taste in music, clothes, food. Learn to not give a shit. I grew to 6 feet tall. I made new friends, I started exploring places with them. I learnt to read books. Above all, I realized my passion and love for Science. I can clearly see myself. I also found this website which plays a role in this just as much as Fight Club. I love my life and the Universe is a great thing to be in. Thank you and have a good life.
Nope. I’m not who I was a week ago either.
I’m not just talking about the fact that cells have been replaced and neural pathways changed and aging and so on.
The self is an illusion of sorts. There is no real self, only a dense cluster of learned patterns that’s constantly morphing. The more you consciously tinker with it, the more it melts and sets you free.
You only exist for a moment. I only exist for a moment.
We are pure potential, ever-morphing pieces of clay that are also artists shaping the pieces of clay which are ourselves.
Pretty damn cool if you think about it.
Unfortunately yes. I’ve tried improving my attitude, but it never lasts because life just hands me yet another defeat and proves that I can’t be better than this. I don’t know what it is, but I just have this really strong feeling that tells me that I’m just not the kind of person that gets what they want. I feel like a skinny kid who wants to be a football player. It’s hard for me to get up in the morning because I feel like nothing I can do will make my life better in any way. Yet I can’t accept this either, because I hate like hell this feeling of getting kicked from one day to the next. I hate being poor, dull, and talentless and I hate that life completely shits on me whenever I meet a girl I like, no matter how well I seem to be doing. I want to break the chain of defeats but I just don’t know how.
I wouldn’t say changed, though I feel I have grown quite a bit over the past year.
Not at all.
I’ve recently been reading my journals from a year/two years ago and am astounded by how much I have changed. I was so limited in my perspectives and goals back then (not to say I am not now, but I am much less limited). I am so much happier now. I feel as though I was equally as “lost” and confused about life, but now (in the very situation I feared finding myself in) I am okay with being lost and confused.
The biggest change I see is in how I treated meeting new people. I used to fear meeting new people and viewed our interactions as contests where I was seeking material I could later use against them. Now I am constantly inundated by new people and focus on enjoying their company and learning about what they choose to share with me. This has allowed me to form deeper relationships and form many more positive connections than I had in the past. I also have focused on various types of love and increasing the love I feel towards others. Overall I feel my entries have become consistently more positive and the change from last year to this year is astounding. At this time last year I was filled with fear, anger, and hatred. Now I am filled with excitement and happiness with my anger directed at one person/event in my life (but the use of anger implies immediate emotion, and mine is more of a constant dull anger and sorrow all jumbled together). It’s a very different state than I expected myself to be in and each day brings new experiences and emotions. I feel as though I am experiencing life for the first time