“What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneliness, and say, ‘This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!’ Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer, ‘Never have I heard anything more divine’?” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Prompt #8: What will you say to yourself 5 years ago? And 5 years from now?
Today is June 8th, 2011.
I’m 21 years old, one year away from graduating college with a Psychology degree.
Do I remember what I was doing June 8th, 2006?
I have some sort of clue. I remember this was in the midst of my musical explosion. In 2006-2008, I used music as a way to help me get through the atrocious period called high school.*
Being unique and an introvert is not the nicest thing in high school.
I would tell myself that in 5 years, you’ll be fine. You’ll make a blog to overcome all that social anxiety and hardship.
Thinking about all the unfairness in the world changes nothing. Arguing ideals with others changes nothing. Sitting around changes nothing.
Action is what creates the change.
So how will the world be in 2016?
Well, the Olympics will be in Brazil.
Besides that, what else will happen? I’m not sure but many things will change and others will stay the same.
I just want to tell myself in five years to continue to push your comfort zone. Don’t get too comfortable ever.
Stagnation in a lifetime where everyone has sand falling from their hourglass isn’t the best course of action.
Keep getting rejected. Keep aiming to kill the fear. Keep progressing to something that truly matters.
Create the life that you’ll want to live over and over again because the sand in the hourglass won’t be flowing forever.