what comes next?

November 12, 2006

i’ve been in school for a number of years. some of my time has been successful, much of it has been decidedly not so. my grandmum says that i haven’t wasted any time at all, that two years away from school in the pursuit of direction is completely valid and necessary. i agree with this completely (my grandmum is a smart woman).

so, here’s the thing. the other day, i was chatting with stephanie. she told me that we were building ourselves up for graduation day and that this was wrong to do.

there’s no “and then…” in life. we mustn’t look at life in terms of a number of goals to be achieved sequentially. to do so would be a recipe for disaster, not to mention a very bland way of looking at the world.

what she was trying to tell me was that this, our school years, is our lives and will be our lives. this is it. there’s no second chance. we have to make the best of life today, because, in a sense, every day is the most monumental day of our lives.

each day in life is training.

training for myself.

though failure is possible.

living each moment.

equal to anything.

ready for everything.

i am alive. i am this moment.

my future is here and now.

for if i cannot endure today,

when and where will i?

(soen ozeki)

i had something else important to say. it’s too bad that i forgot what it was.

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2 Responses to “what comes next?”

  1. Milan Says:

    our school years, is our lives and will be our lives. this is it. there’s no second chance. we have to make the best of life today, because, in a sense, every day is the most monumental day of our lives.

    While this is certainly true, it pays to have goals as well. Otherwise, it is hard to stay motivated or feel as though life is purposeful.

  2. mkushnir Says:

    i see what you mean, milan, particularly about being motivated.

    at the risk of sounding too much like a bull-shitter, i should say that you bring up a good point; what about purpose in life? is there purpose in life?


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