I bet you don’t feel the same way you felt when you were trying to get that thing, or win his/her heart, and now that you have it or have him/her. Imagine the spark and excitement you have when chasing the lady, you become a poet over night, you get unusual inspiration on how to express what you feel, but maximum say 3 weeks after she agrees to go out with you, the feeling-graph start a rapid decline, the spark ain’t there “like-that” anymore. Ask every sincere guy and he will confess true to this. Or, you are not into love, I remember about a year ago when I was trying to buy a Blackberry phone, I became a constant visitor on RIM’s website, I was intrigued with the idea of “having my own PIN” comparing one brand from the other and they’ve got more than enough to keep me down, but about a month after I bought one, a new brand was out and between then and now, they’ve released different new brands and upgrades on old models, Curve 5, Bold 7, Touch… and now the Z10, nothing intrigues me about my BB anymore.
I started a conversation with my bunkmate around 1:15 am this morning, asking; after the first-class honors B Eng, A pretty wife and a well paying Job, the so-called convenient life, what’s next? Is that all? All those feels shallow, as beautiful as they sound. I love the expression my bunkie used, he said, “With all these achievements, in no time you are already bored, as compared to doing (or living for) something that keeps bringing joy, something that speaks for legacy”. He used and illustration of either buying a luxurious house that will probably make the news, but in no time becomes just “Peter’s house” (that’s my bunkie’s name bdw) as against using that money to build an orphanage in one remote place in the world, where the heart of those kids will forever bless you even if they cannot express their gratitude or give you a tangible compensation. The mere thought of adding joy to a soul; giving someone a reason to hope and live again is enough.
I’m being careful here, believe me, I’m not against being convenient or buying a house. But my question is, then what? I will rather aim for contribution and value not a name or status. Why study medicine because of the fear of the country’s job market, rather than go to a less privilege society and volunteer as their doctor. Yeah, I know the implication is that they are going to call you “crazy” and you will probably not have enough in your pocket, or offer writing studies to enhance your talent or gifting and bless the world with inspiring and living novels against law or engineering ‘cos of fear of survival. As hard as it sounds, I bet it’s a better way to spend the few 50 active years you have left here on earth.
I don’t really know about you, but I hate being ordinary and I get bored with routines. I don’t want to spend my whole life on something that in no time I’m bored with. I want to help, contribute, write my name on the sands of time, do something and most especially I WANT TO LIVE. And it starts from now.
If you made it all the way down here, you tried, I know it doesn’t really sound like me ;). Thank you for reading. Leave a comment, I’ll be delighted to see it.
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