Friday, March 27, 2009

Living on the edges.

WORK. BUY. CONSUME. DIE. Is this what you really want?

7. Live on the edges.

This is probably the most important quality of the remarkable man. If you’re going to pay attention to anything, pay attention now. You can’t be remarkable by simply “doing what works,” following a pre-made template for life and keeping your head down and nose to the grindstone.

If you want to be more than just a pawn, you’re going to have to take control of the game. You’ll need to decide how your life is played, instead of living by default.

- Seven Traits of the Highly Remarkable Man -

But that seems to be what so many people are doing right now, here at university. I see so many following pre-written scripts on how to be successful and make it big at some prestigious firm, so many blindly grinding away at the grindstone just because they aren't sure of their dreams.

I myself am not totally exempt from all this. Sometimes I just wish that my hopes and dreams were just a little bit clearer, and that I have the discipline and courage to chase it.

We only have one life to live, and what a waste if we spend it just living out someone else's life.

Looking forward for the holidays where I'll probably get to live a life closer to my ideal one.


roger said...

That's a cool blog linked. Pick up related?

Kevin Chan said...

Yup. It's all about being a cool guy in general. (: