I often tend to think about life and how I am doing and how far I have come. I want to make sure that my life is currently at its fullest. That I am actually enjoying everything I do and learn. In one of my brief moments, I have realized that I do live a pretty decent life. I also realized that my life is fast approaching old age, 25 to be exact. I know its not that old to people in their 30's, but its always older than what you want it to be. Im closer to becoming extinct. You, like every one else on this planet lives a finite life and its what we make of it that tells how people will remember us. This reminds me of a quote out of Troy(2004) the movie.
Are the stories true? They say your mother was an immortal goddess. They say you can't be killed.
I wouldn't be bothering with the shield then, would I?
The Thesselonian you're fighting... he's the biggest man i've ever seen. I wouldn't want to fight him.
Thats why no-one will remember your name.
Achilles is remembered still to this day about the things he accomplished in the past. Human history is a interesting thing. Do you think that 1000 years from now, someone will remember you? Someone will remember Barack Obama? Someone will remember George Washington? I ask this question to my self plenty of times. In the old days, when there were very few historians, history could not remember every single person on this planet. History only told about the well known, the greats. Do you truly have to fight the biggest and strongest man anymore to be remembered? Do you really have to work hard to create something beautiful that will be remembered?
I keep questioning three things in my life.
- Will I be remembered?
- Did I have fun doing it?
- Whats next?
To break these down, two of the three points have to deal with fun and excitement while the third has to do with history. I want to make the argument, that its your life, your journey and your expectations. If you live a great life and enjoy what you have done, then why try to be remembered. Why even care about being remembered if you had a great life.
I argue that life and the journey is not about being remembered, but by creating a great life. Your life is all you have. Why worry if anyone else remembers it. You remembered it and thats all that counts. This doesn't mean that I don't want to be remembered because I do. This means that you don't have to fight or kill the biggest man that you have ever seen or fight that hardest fight you have ever fought. What it means is just have fun doing it and if the history books choose to remember you, then they will.
So the question I am asking you is why are you working on your next idea, your next project, your next adventure? Are you doing it for others approval or are you doing it for your enjoyment. Don't create something that others will remember, create something that you will love and enjoy.
My goals in this life are vast and far between, but they are for me and are my hopes and dreams. Not others.
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