Midnight Talkingtomyself-ism

Anonymous (@) 8 years, 10 months ago

I just had this thought which a professor sparked in my mind a few days ago.

“Give yourself to what you love. If you find yourself unable to do so, then you must find something that you do love, because a life devoted to the self is little more than an existence.”

It’s in the same groove as “follow your bliss,” but that could be misinterpreted as living life behind rose-colored lenses.

So how do you feel about this? Can you relate through any meaningful experiences? Maybe you could add or streamline it further. I’ve been mulling this over for a while.

January 27, 2013 at 3:15 am
Irina (21) (@psyhe) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@boribori90, I think it’s just about finding something you are really passionate about, and that will take you to greatness…

I don’t think that ”follow your bliss” could be interpreted as living life behind rose-colored lenses… I mean, could it? :)) I don’t know, I find it pretty clear that it’s about believing in that dream that ”calls” you and that you know is right for you, in spite of what everyone else thinks.

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Subwoofer Stevens (246) (@jakehay) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

The worst is finding something you’re passionate about and then losing interest.

Always recognise when to walk away.

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Irina (21) (@psyhe) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@jakehay, I don’t know about that, I mean, it depends. Sometimes one can mistake other things for ”losing interest”; sometimes it’s fear, fear of failure or of the unkown, insecurity or not being sure that ”you can make it” or that you’re ”good enough” etc

But yeah, it takes guts to realise when that thing just doesn’t work for you anymore, or maybe you just need ”some time apart”…

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Subwoofer Stevens (246) (@jakehay) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@psyhe, Well sometimes your original opinions on the thing you were passionate about are proven wrong by new information and experiences.

You should never be too attached to something. Be prepared for change and with change comes new beginnings.

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Irina (21) (@psyhe) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@jakehay, true, I agree. I was just saying that you have to be really sure before *leaving* something out of shallow reasons, and then regretting. (We’re talking about major things here, I mean, I am :D like, dunno, maybe you’re an artist and you go to college to study that, but along the way you may find obstacles, you may get scared etc but you shouldn’t let those things make you quit… )

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Subwoofer Stevens (246) (@jakehay) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@psyhe, Hah yeah! I think some people have the opposite problem as well, they don’t know when to leave something and stay for shallow reasons.

I’ve done both at times in my life so it’s funny to me lol

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Irina (21) (@psyhe) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@jakehay, Or, as an awesome inspirational image that I found here said: ”Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now” :)

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Subwoofer Stevens (246) (@jakehay) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@psyhe, :)

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