Much Ado About…

January 14, 2009 at 7:49 pm (Thoughts on Life (and everything else)) (, , , )

Have you ever wondered what makes life worth living? This seems a little heavy for my first real blog entry – but it is something that has been squating in the studio apartment formal known as my mind!

Seriously, though! What drives us? What makes us get up everyday and go through the motions? I suppose that every person has a different take on this – Love. Family. Friends. Food. Sex. TV. I bet that loads of people even live for their jobs (though that may not be entirely healthy). But I’m talking about more than all of those, ehr, potentially wonderful things. I want the deeper meaning.

I have been mulling it over and over. And over. And I think I may have come up with something (I forgot to mention that I haven’t been sleeping lately). 

We live to achieve and experience. 

Simple. Obvious. True. I’m never happier than when I have something planned for the future – whether it is a personal goal, Tuesday night dinner with the family, a night out on the town with friends or a vacation. Especially a vacation. It makes life seem a little bit more like an adventure than a series of monotonous tasks to be completed in a sometimes scary and depressing world. Plus, we always learn the most about ourselves and the people we love when we are working, or often struggling in my case, toward something. 

Though we find great satisfaction in achieving goals and experiencing the things we love to do (like travel aka vacation), I think that happiness is almost always found in the pursuit – not the final destination. What gets me up in the morning and drives me to go on are all of the things I have to look forward to achieving and experiencing throughout the day, week, month, year and beyond.

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