It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been working so hard on so many things lately I’ve hardly had time to think, let alone write anything. However I found myself tonight with a handful of minutes to fire a few neurons and I started pondering the last few years of my life. Sometimes you just need a moment of clarity to condense some of the more obtuse concepts you’ve got floating around in your head into a more succinct, exacting truth about life as you see and experience it.
Tonights universal truth about life is;
When the choice is yours to make, you will experience happiness and sadness, satisfaction and exasperation in pairs. Furthermore, the experience you choose first will always be shorter and less intense than the one to follow.
Buyers remorse – If you buy something in order to make yourself happy, that happiness fades quickly to a lingering regret.
No free lunch – If you consume something to make yourself feel good/awake/good like food/coffee/drugs, the feeling is always fleeting and the inverse effect will take a far more trudging and agonizing toll.
I’m not upset you lied, I’m upset I can no longer believe you – If you lie to avoid discomfort, the cumulative effort to keep that lie will collect a much greater sum. Should the truth come to light, it will always exact a harsher consequence than that which you were avoiding in the first place.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going – If you take shortcuts to avoid hard work, your house of cards will inevitably fall and its collapse will command far more effort.
Fitness is like a spiral, look down and downward you’ll go – Show your body you don’t need to move much, it will become harder to move, so you move less, etc.
A penny saved is a penny earned – If you save your money to buy what you need, and use what you buy to chase your passion, happiness naturally follows.
Hard work pays off – Exert the effort up front to reap benefits long afterward. As a strong house can only be built on a proper foundation, so too must the triumph of accomplishment be built on the certainty of your preparation.
I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies – A lie has speed, but truth has endurance. With lies you may get ahead in the world – but you can never go back. We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us… but every time we tell a lie, that thing we fear grows stronger.
Fitness is like a spiral, look up and upward you’ll go – Its fairly clear that gaining weight means you are less apt to move your body, which makes you more prone to gaining weight, etc. however the same is true for losing it. Starting at the bottom is hard, but the more you move your body the better you feel and the easier it is to lose weight, which makes it easier to move, etc.
Given this seemingly universal truth, why would you attempt to avoid the challenges of life? It will only hurt worse later.