Our Approach towards life
“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create”- Buddha
Each person in this world has the ambition to do something which makes them move towards their grail. We make decisions that are based on our aspirations and tend to imagine what our future must look like. These dilemmas on what we have to do in our life approach us in our teenage years. The moves you make in these years majorly affect our lives, but what makes us make these moves? Different people have varied grounds for the career they choose. It might be money, fame, power, position, dynasty, etc. When we are small, we visualize ourselves having fancy cars, huge houses, and lots of money. As we grow old these fascinations diminish, and we think of having a nice paying job and a stable life. One consideration that we ignore is what we love to do. Every few decades, trends make us move on to what we have to do in life, like we say software saw an incline when the internet boom came, then people went behind the law when corporates started hiring lawyers and now the new trend is entrepreneurship. Even when I was in 8th grade I decided to the law just because I heard they are paid in millions. All this makes us contemplate, whether are we really doing what we like or just blindly following those who were successful.
Steve Jobs said that when you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is, and your life is just to live your life inside the world and try not to bash into the walls too much, but life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact and that is everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. These words can make us think, about our purpose in life. We have got one life and spending it on the decisions that others made us make is nothing but a complete waste. Passion is what should make us move forward, doing what we love gives us the satisfaction of fulfilling our purpose in life. This can only be achieved if we remove being shy about exposing our choices to everyone else. For instance, telling your parents about your interests, and endeavoring for that passion without any social hesitation. People give their suggestions and even criticize your decision to pursue something out of the box, and sometimes they might be correct but if your move is fully calculated, go ahead. You must avoid making impulsive decisions without pondering them. I don’t think there is anything better for us than realizing at 60 that what we had done in life is what we wanted to do not what society wanted us to be, a life of minimized regrets.
And, when you realize this thing, you’ll drop many of those cravings that you thought should be there in your life, and would do something no one expected you to do.
“Be the rider of your life, not the pillion”