Let’s talk about something more real. Now my input on life is that it should be lived to the fullest; with pure happiness and freedom. With a world like ours, it’s quite impossible. You need the green to live. You need to be something that dictates your status; be it the colour of your skin, your religion, your sexuality, etc. For others, it might be the path that you take. Science? Mathematics? Law? Medicine? Engineering? Now, typically all of them are known to be big money makers. If you are part of the percentage of that likes and wants to pursue them for your goals, good for you! They are tough no doubt. But let’s not forget the others that matter the most. Art. Dance. Theather. Music. Just to name a few.
I adore the particular quote from the late Robin Williams as it resonates with tonight’s blog post.
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
– John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
I’m currently pursuing a diploma in dance. Funny to be honest. I remember the looks of everyone I know when I told them. Some were a bit negative about it. Others were supportive. Now as much as I love to dance and am proud to be studying this because the course itself is pretty versatile, a part of me does think what if I didn’t take this and opted to take hotel and management? Or Mass Communication.
In today’s world is honestly different than the past 150 years ago. The world has evolved and in need of beauty and art to live. We may be more advanced than we were in the past. But all that came with a price.
As of late, a majority of the population hate their jobs. Dreams crushed due to the harsh world, dwindling economy, past or present troubles. It seems the only way to be happy is to be rich. Money can’t buy happiness. That was what I believed in. But it seems as though without money we are miserable.
Enter hobbies on this. Now while the majority of us don’t have the privilege of doing stuff we love and getting big dough for it, we can turn to hobbies. Activities that help distract our minds from the misery of the world.
In the end, remember; Our time here is temporary.
My two cents everyone.