“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” Dr. Seuss
One of the recent breakthroughs I’ve encountered in my adult life is a freedom from the mainstream train of “supposed to” life events. By this age, I was ‘supposed to’ have reached a certain position of success, relationship, offspring or ‘life events’ such as buying a house or advancing myself a few rungs on the never-ending corporate ladder. Shrug. The shrug is not one of empathy, but of conscious decision to break free from this exterior set of standards that are not required in order to achieve happiness.
It can be maddening to one’s sanity if they perpetually look at their life through the ‘supposed to’ filter of accomplishments. However, I’ve embraced the fact that many of the significant moments in my life were never on this ‘supposed to’ list in the first place. Had somebody spoken to me as a 19 year-old young man, and told me I’d someday live in the biggest US cities, travel the world and be responsible for multiple business ventures, I wouldn’t have known how to comprehend the idea due to its foreign nature. Yet, as time goes on, our perspectives change and the impossible suddenly transition to “I’m possible” realities.
There is no way for me to look at the strange series of events that have happened in my life and not have an attitude of sincere gratitude and appreciation. This reminds me to call my mother…adieu!
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