How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

I love this quote. I wish more people would live this way!

“You ruin your life by desensitizing yourself. We are all afraid to say too much, to feel too deeply, to let people know what they mean to us. Caring is not synonymous with crazy. Expressing to someone how special they are to you will make you vulnerable. There is no denying that. However, that is nothing to be ashamed of. There is something breathtakingly beautiful in the moments of smaller magic that occur when you strip down and are honest with those who are important to you. Let that girl know that she inspires you. Tell your mother you love her in front of your friends. Express, express, express. Open yourself up, do not harden yourself to the world, and be bold in who, and how, you love. There is courage in that.

You ruin your life by tolerating it. At the end of the day you should be excited to be alive. When you settle for anything less than what you innately desire, you destroy the possibility that lives inside of you, and in that way you cheat both yourself and the world of your potential. The next Michelangelo could be sitting behind a Macbook right now writing an invoice for paperclips, because it pays the bills, or because it is comfortable, or because he can tolerate it. Do not let this happen to you. Do not ruin your life this way. Life and work, and life and love, are not irrespective of each other. They are intrinsically linked. We have to strive to do extraordinary work, we have to strive to find extraordinary love. Only then will we tap into an extraordinarily blissful life.”

Thought Catalog

Erin KellyErin Kelly

Understand that life is not a straight line. Life is not a set timeline of milestones. It is okay if you don’t finish school, get married, find a job that supports you, have a family, make money, and live comfortably all by this age, or that age. It’s okay if you do, as long as you understand that if you’re not married by 25, or a Vice President by 30 — or even happy, for that matter — the world isn’t going to condemn you. You are allowed to backtrack. You are allowed to figure out what inspires you. You are allowed time, and I think we often forget that. We choose a program right out of high school because the proper thing to do is to go straight to University. We choose a job right out of University, even if we didn’t love our program, because we…

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Comments

  1. iamyournot says:

    Words to live by.
    Live life as if every day were to be your last.

    • I had to learn that lesson the hard way. So many people I loved have died. I have so many regrets about the things I wish I had said and done. Live & learn. I try to live each day like it is my last but I think it makes me a weirdo to some people. lol. Oh well, I guess I would rather be weird than to have any future regrets. 🙂

  2. How about the rest of the 907 words ?
    Thanks

  3. AD, you inspire me! No, really, I’m crazy and a weirdo too, I know this, but that’s ok! Lol! I like commas too, but hey, that’s me, periods are too , uh, definite. Haha.
    Seriously, I like the part you quoted, and take much inspiration from it. You always use or find words that I like to read. Thanks. It’s time for me to get more active in parts of my life I’ve grown much too comfortable with and not as happy as I should.

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