It's odd how this world of us works. The one day you feel like nothing can drag you down, the other you feel like dirt. Sometimes it's like we live in this world of extremes. The filthy rich, the starving poor, the people who have it all, the people who have nothing, the happy, the sad, the angry, the jovial, the young, the old, the dumb, the wise.
I've often heard that one should find a balance in life. If you strive to be a little bit of everything, it'll be okay. Don't overindulge, but don't refrain from something entirely either. Keep things in moderation and you'll be fine.
But doesn't that deprive you from truly experiencing something? If you don't go all in, you'll always be on the sides, never really joining in or out, you won't feel what it feels if you totally give yourself to something, outcomes be damned. If you love someone for example, give that person all your love, if you break up, suck it up, enjoy that you can feel at all. We love to make excuses. No I wouldn't do that, that's to hard, that doesn't sound like something I could do, isn't that wrong? What will others think? I should be doing something else.
Recently I had dinner with a friend and we were talking about networking. The idea that by getting to know people, you get to know more people, and inevitably somewhere an opportunity (whatever that might look like) will open up. I used to like the idea and think that it was cool and all, but never really actively put effort into getting to know more people. The past year I've put more effort into it, and it's been really cool so far. From getting to jam with a band, being invited to dance somewhere, to helping people out with their fear of presenting or just going out with friends on a spontaneous road trip. By getting to know more people, I feel like I get to know not only more about the world in general, and all it's curious expressions and cultures, but myself as well. And I love every minute of it. I have to remind myself to keep these things in moderation as well. I tend to swing from doing so many things the one week, to doing hardly anything the next. Being among others is great, but alone time is key for keeping my sanity in order.
I know, what the heck am I talking about. I'm reminded by what a smiling man in a movie about a bat said once: "Why so serious?"
I totally agree. Why do we take ourselves so seriously? Life doesn't take us serious, so don't worry so much. Don't think so much, or over-analyze. Feel it, listen to your body, your heart and gut more than your mind once in a while. Trust me, you'll feel better. Just ask yourself the question, and see if whatever is happening right now (because everything only happens right now
, not in the past or future), is important? If not, then smile. Let it go. Breathe. Enjoy the ride.