Enthusiasm cancels out work.
For this post, let me quote from this article. I found this really interesting since what the author said in that article is very similar to my favorite author and modern philosopher (I consider him one.), Paulo Coelho’s ideas.
“Find that pursuit that will energize you, consume you, become an obsession. Each day, you must rise with a restless enthusiasm. If you don’t you are working.”
Well, it’s a bit self explanatory isn’t it? But really, if you relate this to present situation in our society more people will find this statement absurd. Most people forget their dreams in exchange of working or “making a living”. In that article, the author also specified that when people who aren’t happy with their work say they are “making a living” they are really dying inside. Everyday I see people like this. People who think they are making a fortune by working hard but in reality, they are working their selves off for nothing. They acquire money and earn so much but they really aren’t happy with their lives that they become miserable. So miserable that they spread it like a disease among their co-workers as well.
I pity these people. Really. They were born and raised in a generation that prioritizes security for the future and not their own personal happiness. Their parents have programmed their brains that having a career and being financially secured is what is important in life. I feel so sad that they cannot even experience the joy and thrill of being alive since all they do is sit in their desks, make calls or take calls or whatever they do in their jobs and then go home, sleep and prepare for another day at work. That’s the worst kind of life I or anyone could ever have. They always think that excitement is evil and will only result to bad things. They always say that happiness can come later when they retire, but what they really don’t understand is the word retire. A person retires because he or she does not have the physical capacity work anymore. So if you plan to enjoy life when you retire, then you probably don’t have the energy to do so. And in the end, you’ll rot to death not having experienced life. All you did was work your ass off for some company that didn’t even care for your existence. And that’s just sad right?
Well going back to that quote, what I really want to point out is what every wise man of his time says. Do something you like. Enthusiasm is a big part of being happy. If you don’t like what you are presently doing then stop it. Find something that suits your lifestyle. Something that puts a smile on your face every single time you do it. But people should also be careful doing this. Sometimes life presents us with situations wherein we think that this work, or this thing is what we really want to do but in reality it’s not. We should always know what we want, what our dreams are. If you experience this situation where you loved what you were doing but in the long run made you miserable, I suggest you abandon that and move on to something else. Don’t regret wasting time doing that because it’s all part of life. Like what I always say to my friends, charge it to experience. Life is all about experiences and what we take of it.
This may sound stupid coming from a 21 year old, but I don’t expect everyone to share the same vision that I have. But what I want people to know is that as of this moment in time, there is a rebellion against the death of the soul. Young people like me are starting to realize what’s important in life, and that is being happy by doing what you love. And following each and everyone’s dreams. I feel very lucky to have lived in this generation where people my age are starting to be awakened to what life really is. I just hope that more people will realize this thus producing a world worth living in. A world where people don’t make fun of other people for being crazy. Craziness is part of achieving our dreams.