For most folks across the world they live a life of mediocrity. Many people are perfectly fine with a boring life of sitting on a sofa staring at a flat-screen TV, rather than living a self-designed adventure or creating their own musically orchestrated rhythm to this game we call life.
So how should we all live? Should we believe everything that we’re told? Should we thirst for life by constantly trying to experience life as fully and deeply as we possibly can?
The way I look at life, is in a fashion of mental growth and enrichment. Life is a constant climb of inclines and declines of multiple mountain peaks.
What we all really need is more love, strength, courage, inspiration, light and positivity in the world; and less cynicism, hatred, negativity, and pessimism.
After studying some ethics I began to come across some very deep contemplative questions. These questions are inevitable for the action-takers and the shape-shifters of our modern world. I decided to come up with a list of summarizations:
What should you really be doing?
-Master your good habits and do them continuously.
-Minimize your bad habits.
-Be an effective person who actively engages in positive daily interactions with every person of contact.
-Find out who the best of the best are at their trade, and learn from them. (Finding a mentor at a young developmental stage is crucial for future success.)
-Find the best of the best and try to out due them in their aesthetic field.
-Learn what form of aesthetics is your best fit. (You are brilliant and you are extremely talented. Believe it or not, you can change the world if you take the steps to change yourself and grow as an individual.)
-Study epistemology and figure out your best learning style.
-Develop your art form and reproduce your work.
-Ask the life question: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
-Pursue the type of life that makes you happy. (A happy life is a virtuous life.)
-Seek progress through the sharing and innovation of ideas.
Perhaps I shouldn’t call life a game, but many people gamble with life, create, and dance their way toward successful endeavors. The way in which we choose to spend our time largely defines our personality and reflects our true character.
A life in the moment, has been proven to be a way towards more happiness, since people of true passion get lost in the moment and swiftness of their deepest endeavors.
If you live in a fashion where you enter every encounter with an intention to positively interact and leave others with their glass more full, you’re living in a state of positivity. In order to learn more about leaving other people’s glasses more full, you should read the book How Full Is Your Bucket.
You can choose to live a life full of abundance, or you can choose to live a shallow life with very little excitement in between. Most people are afraid to jump over hurdles or go outside of the loops that the massive herds of people across the world end up going through.
What our society really needs is for people to become nonconformist of our public schools and formal educations and make a difference in the lives of young people both inside and outside the confines. As Fredrich Nietzsche would promote, we need certain individuals to rise above others in thinking, learning, and idea sharing among young peers.
We need enlightened business people and spiritual people alike to share a thirst of life and positivity.
A life of positivity is composed of enlightened stages of intellect and new ideas. All these new ideas and deep contemplation can help a person reach a state of happiness. I truly believe the things that we seek in order to achieve happiness varies upon each person and their life experiences from past-present-to future.
Perhaps a resurgence of 17th century salon’s where intellectual conversation took place night and day is what America and other countries, with struggling economies need in order to refurbish. The role of feminine and masculine positions in our modern society must be questioned and answered in the near future, as we embark upon new ethical questions regarding our current modern day.
We need the good company of intellectuals who possess common interests, ideas, and love for beauty. There is a need to integrate the writers, directors, poets, musicians, athlete’s, architects, designers, entrepreneur’s and painters of today.
The largest difference between today and the 16th and 17th centuries is the technology currently presented. The modern reliance upon digital technology for entrepreneurship and communication is becoming increasingly important across many global landscapes. Our coffee shops and cafe’s are full of people who are trying to innovate, but we need more positive integration.
The major question if we’re to recreate the idea of salons of the 16th and 17th century, how much power do we give to the modern day woman and man of today’s day and age? When we talk about equality we should talk about the implications of how much influence a woman has over a man and vice versa.
Many institutions of the modern world promote mediocrity through the teaching of nihilism. We need to change this because religion and morals have important value for society.
We need to enlighten the young minds of the globe and create abundance for the populations of people who have been robbed of their lives and natural resources.
Once people rise above the stages of Camel-Lion-Child we can have a world full of free-play and creativity for those who seek to go the extra miles.
There are many people in the countries of Central America and the continent of Africa who suffer and are in need of help. These very people are risking their lives to travel and live in western countries in order to create better and more prosperous lives.
Many countries, states, and provinces are going through massive changes in their systems of law and freedom. What needs to be done is the activation of steps towards massive change.
I suggest that more of life should be lived outside of the brick confines and out in the world of everyday experience. Whether it is workplaces or public school institutions; much of humanities potential gets trapped and untapped within brick confines.
So what do I advise?
Well, rather than having one’s creative potential put to waste, why not go out and show it to the world? Why not strive to flourish, so we can all creatively share our ideas that the world so desperately needs.
We all want to attain our goals of having sufficient healthy food, shelter, security, power, wealth, and other scarce resources that we all fight and spend our lives to obtain.
Our world is so beautiful and our people so beautiful, yet many are rather unsocial and live lives engulfed in technology and screens. Rather than living a life of fun and abundance through the beauty of aesthetic creation, many fail to create for the fear of trying.
The civilizations of the past were built upon the philosophical foundations of building virtue. The ancient Greeks and European monarchies of the past encompassed great architectural feats, musical creations, athletic displays, dramatic performances, and artistic embodiments.
Today our society still takes great strides in multiple areas, but my only fear is whether we can truly make our predecessors proud. Will the children of tomorrow be happy and excited about the things that we create today? Are we striving to create a better tomorrow or are we too conceited or embezzled in our own-self interests?
What we need is virtuous people who create happy flourishing communities across the world’s landscapes. A life of positivity is the life of a shining flashlight through the world’s dark staircases.
Many are caught up in a rat race and are constantly pursuing something without really knowing why. Is it pleasure, self-gratification, or happiness?
If you want to be a master of your work and morality, life must be lived as a means rather than an end in itself.
Go out and be radiant. Become a shining light!