“You” in the making! :D
Worth your time! :)
“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
It’s everyone’s dream to cast out a line, tug at the ropes, catch the giant marlin and bring it back to shore safely. Everyone wants to win the proverbial bread, and everyone wants to live happy lives.
You can choose to chase the feeling that causes your pupils to dilate and blood to rush powerfully through your veins, or you can choose to ignore your passions and dull your senses. You can take the road less traveled and live the life you truly desire, or you can choose to be another brick in the wall. The choice is all yours.
Many will fail and simply stop trying, but others will rise up again and face the storm. And, with great risk comes great reward. No risk, no gain!
Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas… with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether.“ ― “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas“
Yet to explore this part! ;)
"No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride… and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well… maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.” -“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas“
Never let your fears stand in your way of accomplishing your goals. If you set out to do something, do it completely. Inevitably, things are ought to go wrong at some point, that’s where the element of life comes into picture, there’s not quitting, give it all you have, certainly, you’ll have something to glean from the experience.
Once you have learned from the novel situation, sooner or later you will feel lucky for your life. Sometimes, I think you just have to slam on the gas pedal and go. It’s worth it!
"Like most others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser. I was never idle long enough to do much thinking, but I felt somehow that some of us were making real progress, that we had taken an honest road, and that the best of us would inevitably make it over the top.
At the same time, I shared a dark suspicion that the life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along on a senseless odyssey.It was the tension between these two poles — a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other — that kept me going.” -“The Rum Diary“
If you are going to do something, give it your all; pour your heart and soul into it. Reach deep down inside yourself and find what sparks your passion.Take that flicker of fire and douse it in kerosene; watch it explode into a beautiful spectacle of your wildest dreams, flashing right before your very eyes.
Life sometimes has its ways of making you feel like it’s all a big joke. The future is uncertain, and you’ll never truly know for a fact whether or not you’re on the right track. You will end up feeling paralysed if you keep on dwelling on the ‘uncertainty’.Use whatever you can in order to propel yourself forward because the uncertainty will always be there; it’s the common denominator that reflects our humanity.
“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone.This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” -“The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman,” 1955-1967
You have to live your life, no matter how much love and support you have from your friends and family. Towards the end of the day, you are the only person you can count on because your future is in your own hands.
Happiness will never be accidental, and it requires your hard work and attention. Always strive to have the skills and abilities that allow you to tap into that uniquely effervescent surge of calm euphoria that you so rarely experience; that feeling you get when you’re relaxing on the beach, gazing at the clouds with a drink in your hand, with not a worry in the world.
It’s never easy, hardest is to keep going, just try to do that thing. One things is for sure, as long as you continually make an active effort to enhance your mindset and improve upon yourself, you’ll find your life only getting better as time goes on.
There is no zenith for how good life can be, it is simply up to you.
Quote Credits: Hunter S. Thompson
Have a nice day!