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Take what is, dream of what can be, then make that the new what is.
I believe that is how we as a people, as humanity, are meant to move ourselves forward to an all around better existence. In many ways it comes off the back of my previous piece “We Are Meant to do What We Love”.
As I discussed, I believe we are meant to do the things which make us happy and the outcome is that it makes the world a better place, I believe it is in many ways our generational duty - To come into what is, dream of better and achieve it for ourselves; So the next generation can come into better than we came into, and in turn make it better for themselves and the next.
Photo by Alexandr Podvalny
Recently, I’ve written and spoken a lot about doing the things we love, and how we should do those things we love because that’s where our passions lay, and passion is a very important key to being successful at anything.
Over time I’ve thought more about this, and now have a deeper philosophical thought on doing the things we love. I not only believe that we should do the things we love, but I also believe we are meant to do these things; in many ways I believe it is actually our purpose - to spend the short time we have enjoying life everyday, by doing the things we love.
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I believe in making an impact, in contributing in some way to the general betterment of the world.
It’s funny, when we hear the phrase make the world a better place, we automatically think of some sort of grand gesture which can single-handedly get us all to live in peace and harmony, which I think in some ways is an unrealistic view of how to make the world a better place. That’s partly why, generally we all want the world to be a better place but we don’t believe any single person can make that change, so we don’t do anything about it; and we’re right, no single person can contribute something so grand the entire world changes for the better, that is a lot of work to move the needle just inch.
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I realised something rather profound the other day; In anything we want to accomplish there’ll come a point when it all starts slowing down a bit, because it starts getting more and more difficult to keep moving forward. Like climbing up a hill, initially it’s quite easy at the bottom making your way up, then as the hill begins to incline each stride is a bit more difficult and takes a bit more effort.
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I have a certain personal morality code I live by, of which a number of rules make up this code. One of these rules is, I never judge another person’s way of life simply because it isn’t mine; I may not completely agree with it and frankly sometimes I may not even like it, but I never judge the other person. I may even go as far as voicing my opinion of not agreeing with it, but still, I personally do not believe in judging them.
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You know the saying “Jack of all trades, master of none”? When I was younger I used to really dislike that saying, mostly because I always thought - I can be a master of all trades. I’ve come to realise for myself that the saying makes a lot of sense, and I believe it’s true.
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Dream big, why limit yourself? If you have very big dreams, dreams to really impact the world then embrace those dreams. I understand that big dreams can be frightening, but I also know it’s not the size of the dream that causes fright, it’s the question we pose to ourselves - “Can I actually do it?”
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Don’t confuse these two things as being anything similar to each other, they are two almost completely different things. The difference between doing stuff and getting stuff done, is in what you’re actually doing. The differentiation is in the task, what was it you did?
We all have a talent, we all have something which comes somewhat naturally to us; We may not be great at it right now, but definitely good at it naturally. I believe each person’s individual talent - whether you’re good with math, a paintbrush, languages or athletically, is within them to be nurtured, cared for and experimented with, in order for the talent (and in essence the owner of the talent) to grow from good to greatness.