Life isn’t just meant to be lived — it’s meant to be lived boldly and with a sense of wonder and excitement. We shouldn’t merely exist, but rather, should thrive and grow and fill our lives with beautiful experiences and memories.
Life has a way of passing us by. We’re busy with our daily “routines” and before we know it, days turn into weeks and weeks suddenly become months and without noticing, the years have passed us by. As time flashes by, we occasionally ask ourselves “Is this all there is to life? Is this my life?” Too often, we block out that vital self-reflection because the answer is too hard to bear.
Today, more and more people are letting life pass them by. People are looking at life through the lens of a smartphone camera. We’re surfing Facebook so we can peek in on the lives of others — these “friends” have gone from being dynamic in-person relationships, to unfulfilling cyber acquaintances…at best. Is that really living life? Can we honestly say we’re having a good life if we spend our time glued to the TV or addicted to mindless video games? Of course not, because that is merely existing in life and not truly living it.
“When you are just existing, life happens to you… and you manage; when you are truly living, you happen to life… and you lead.” ―
“Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be lived. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically lived.” ―
This video, The Social Revolution – Remember Me, is a good snippet of why we need to make sure that we live life to the fullest. Getting lost in the mindless banality of the cyber world is a sure way to wake up one day and ask “What have I done with my life? Where has the time gone?”
“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” ―
Turn off your smartphone. Leave the tablet on the shelf. Turn off the TV and the video games. Get outside and live life — meet new people, learn new things, soak up all the natural beauty the world has to offer — experience life and the happy memories you collect will sustain your joy in old age.