He didn’t know what he was going to, but it had to be better than what he was leaving behind
– Harry Potter
We don’t know what lies in the future, we don’t know where we’re going to end up
But every day we get the chance to shape our future through the choices we make and the opportunities we take
So no matter how bad the past has been we can look ahead with great excitement because the future possibilities are endless so they have to be better than what we leave behind
A slave to your desires
Watching Tv late at night
Checking your phone when you’re trying to get shit done
Eating the cake or snacks
We’re all slaves to our desires, yet we are unchained and the gates to escape our pit are unguarded
We know this.
We know we can free ourselves
We know if we do we can grow
We can get that shit done.
But we don’t
We allow ourselves to be pulled back in
Pulled back to our desires away from the gates of freedom
We are slaves to our desires. Until we decide we are not.
Too young too old
There is a funny pattern in most things like investments for example
You will be talking to someone about x or y and they will be like…
Well I’m too young to start that or too young to worry about it
But past a certain point the other side of the coin comes into play
Arr I’m too old now, I wish I’d started when I was younger
Erm so where is the line in between the two
It’s right now
Whatever it is get started now, your not too young your not too old
The time is right and it’s right now
Just do it before you can think of anymore excuses
Sometimes it just doesn’t go your way and there is nothing you can do about it.
Our initial reaction is to do just that… React
Its an evolution feature that doesn’t serve us that much in the everyday life…
But some people live off just reacting to bad shit and it controls them…
But we have also evolved passed this reptilian brain, but it’s slightly slower so when the bad shit does happen we need to make the effort to not react so we can take a rational approach…
At the end of the day, the world is random and a lot of stuff will not go our way.
Do you want to live in a constant state of just reacting and sulking, and getting angry about things totally out of your control.
It’s not going to make a difference at the end of the day, well maybe give you high blood pressure or something…
But the situation won’t change.
But what can change is your outlook on the situation and come up with an alternative…
But not if you react to it.
Long term reward normally has a short term pain…
For example I have Exercise induced asthma which is a weird combonation because long term, Exercise helps manage the asthma but short term after a run for example it causes a bit of a choughing fit.
On the other end of the scale we have short term pleasure which normally resulys in long term pain if repeated.
Lets go for a weird example and say someone starts watching porn (In a relatiobship) which as a one off or on occasion isnt an issue but if the porn watching contines, you get the short term pleasure of the quick relese, but the long term pain is that the porn starts interfearing with the intamacy between you and your partner…
The sex life is compromised and then the relationship starts to fall apart…
Where as if they went through the short term pain of not masterbating for one night so they had the sexual desire for their partner the next this would result in long term reward (Providing that the rest of the relationship was spot on)
Obvisioly a bit of short term pleasure every now and then isn’t an issue but eventually you have to decide what you want for the rest of your life, becuse which ever one you choose the long term is geting effected.