In this post I am not intending to refer to academic achievements, but rather to the way we should live life. Of course, I do believe in lifelong learning, I love exploring new subjects and I don’t think there is an age limit as to when you should finish your last universtiy degree or anything. But I don’t want to go into this topic right now, let’s leave it for later.
I want to talk about the way we should live every single day of our life. Until we reach adulthood, we keep learning social skills in school, as we spend most of our time there, so it is inevitable. It seems to me that there is a point in many people’s life when they stop being open to new attitudes. There is a kind of acceptance in society that once you are an adult, you are a “finished product”: this is you, you are not meant to learn and change anymore. But it should not be like that.
To live a happy and fulfilling life we must stay open every single day. It is pretty difficult. How many negative thoughts do you have in a day? Are you grumpy when you have to wake up in the morning? Do you get angry in traffic? Do you hate your boss? What about your colleagues? How upset do you become when somebody does not do something the way you expected them to do it? It is an endless circle, there is always something that happens that you did not expect to happen and you have to make a whole new other plan.
We have thousands of thoughts a day. What if at least we could make 51% of those thoughts positive? What if we could stop complaining? What if we could make most of our thoughts positive? We realise that this is not even as easy as it sounds.
What if instead of negative thoughts we lived life as a journey? What if we pretended we are still in school (as adults), and every day there is a lesson to learn. We can make life an adventure. Let’s think of problems as challenges. Your problem is your homework you need to do. If you feel like your life is full of problems, I tell you the circle is never going to be over.
Instead, let’s look for challenges in our life. We all have our unique journey. Let’s find what we can learn each day. Then we can move on to the next lesson. Let’s watch other people how they are handling their challenges and what we can learn from them. Let’s enjoy the adventure!