Monday, February 13, 2012

The One Guarantee in Life

Every once and a while, our pastor mater-a-factually reminds us that there is only one guarantee in life... we will all die.  Not only will we all die... but we will be forgotten.  The people who forget us (how rude!) will be forgotten as well. 

There is usually a theological message that follows his "the one guarantee" segue.

But think... Do you make decisions involving your life or lifestyle to impress others? Are you worried about what people will think of you if you choose to live a non standard or alternative lifestyle?

I have realized that it does not matter what other people think about what we are doing ... We will be forgotten... They will be forgotten... So why don't we all live our lives fully and pursue our dreams (within reason, of course... keeping safety and long term financial responsibility in mind). 

It doesn't matter what kind of jobs we have, or how much "upward mobility" we have - if that is not what makes us "tick". 

I have been guilty (I am sure we all are) of making large life decisions based off of my perception of what will impress others and make them think... "Wow... that girl is going somewhere"

Those people - that we are all guilty of altering our life paths for... They will all be forgotten along with us.

I do not write this as an argument for living ones life selfishly...just that it is a very powerful thing to free yourself from others standards and expectations.

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