So clearly there is nothing special on iTunes at the moment, and just based on reviews I watched a documentary called American Teen. They basically follow five characters in the same school that are on completely different paths in life. One is the star basket player, the creative misfit, another the prom queen. The documentary at some stage show all the five main character, lying awake from worry, all about their separate issues in life. I couldn’t help but think, we all have our own unique worries and things that keep us awake during the night.
Which made me wonder about my own struggles at this moment. Largely a struggle with motivation to push myself this year. But had a feeling this was how the year was going to turn out. Not sure if I mentioned this, but for the first time I had no plans for the year at the start of the year. A first for me in some many years, and I hate the results. It is not a productive way of approaching a new year at all, and seems all advice about having goals for your new year seems to be given from experience. The problem now is, to gain that focus and determination during the middel of the year will be no walk in the park.
Why is that we like to create these gods out of celebrities, only to beat them into the ground when we discover they are just human after all.
Talking about reaching for your dreams, it would be impossible not to mention the Oscar Pistorius dilemma. Why is that we like to create these gods out of celebrities, only to beat them into the ground when we discover they are just human after all. Just reading some of the comments people are making, the general public that is, without any knowledge apart from what is presented in the media is disappointing to say the least. Sure, I have also shared some funny cartoons that are out there at the moment, but have hopefully at least not crucified a person that I have never met in my life, least of all based on some info written by journalist that make stuff up every day.
Which made me wonder, maybe it is better not to be one of the lucky few that reach their dreams,if only to have it taken away from them. What if this is as good as it’s gonna get and you are still unhappy about it? Surely it is not a good idea to then keep being unhappy, and that you should rather make peace with the fact that things didn’t go as planned, and that’s OK. Would it be better to never achieve your goals and be unhappy about it, that having the luck of achieving your goals but then have them taken away from you again? Mmm, not sure what I would prefer to be honest about it.
We often hear about the entrepreneur, that person with the successful job and beautiful family. But that is not attainable by everyone. It is just a fact, look at the numbers. Seven billion people on the planet, some strike it lucky, others don’t. Strange how few people that make it to the top actually believe that luck was part of it. The ones who know are normally few and far between, but they are the ones to imitate at the end of the day. Sure, hard work is a massive part of what make things happen, but there are million of stories about people who have worked longer hours than anyone else, but life just didn’t pan out in their direction.
It reminds me of the scene in Money Ball, where they have the scouts, coaches and tv commentators talking about the young Bill Bean. All the talent in the world, given a shot at the big time, but things just didn’t work out for him. At the end of the movie however, he discovers happiness in the song his daughter recorded for him while driving in his car. Maybe the simple things in life are the best kind of happiness there is.