Thursday, August 11, 2011
I've learned how to balance my to do list and organization and obsession with getting things done with enjoying others around me and making the most of my limited time. I've learned how to balance listening and talking, being home and being away, hiding in my writings and expressing myself out loud, staying aware of the world while staying delightfully oblivious.
I've learned how to deem things irrelevant, such as having a balanced life, so I could live to extremes. Quite obviously, I've also perfected the skill of contradicting myself. At the beginning of the school year, I wrote this: http://86400seconds-smiles11.blogspot.com/2010/12/theory-3-happiness-is.html. If you don't feel like taking the time to read it, I basically said that happiness was a worthless goal in life. I still think joy is way more important yet hard to come by sometimes. I have tested my theory and have lived an equally full life being indifferent to happiness as when I embraced it. I'm not going to make happiness the main focus of my life by any means but there is more value in it than I originally supposed.
Side note: This is my 50th post in the span of roughly a year. Thank you all who make it to the end of these long-winded posts.