Those things I did 20 years ago, what I considered good or bad too often let me hide the beauty that was in front of me. I got caught up in my own head thinking that the few things that weren’t going my way were worthy of creating a manifesto of my life.
Here is a list of several things that this manifesto was made up of:
- The inevitable frustrations of an average day.
- The little failures you often feel self-conscious about.
- How “perfect” everything could be, or should be.
- Having complete confidence before taking the first step.
- The intricacies of what’s in it for you.
- Being an only-only activist for good causes.
- The pressure to make a big difference all at once.
- The temptation of quick fixes.
- Having a calendar jam-packed with exciting, elaborate plans.
- Being in constant control of everything.
- Blaming Others.
- Winning everyone’s approval.
- Saving overly dramatic people from themselves.
- The selfish and disparaging things others say and do.
- Winning arguments.
- Judging others for their shortcomings.
- Society’s obsession with outer beauty.
- Fancy and expensive physical possessions.
- All the shallow relationships that make you feel more popular.
- Distant future possibilities.
So what has the human race said about what is important later in life, let’s have a look:
1. They are way out in front!!!
2. And the greatest opponent to this is the anti-aging industry: https://youtu.be/awzNHuGqoMc
3. Over and Over again, yet we seem to forget fairly often.
4. The Africans sure know how to articulate their wisdom: https://youtu.be/3XIkYCFDMnA
5. This is why your teachers are older than you at the first stages of your life, to teach you this lesson.
6. And you get closer and closer each day of your life: https://youtu.be/VlD2GYtD29Q
7. And all indigenous tribes fight this world-wide.
8. All original preachers thought these things: https://youtu.be/VptisJUx3CQ
9. Well said, Garrison.
10. What is pleasing does not count as wisdom: https://youtu.be/q3NTVkHwD5I
11. Do you remember those things your parents said that you promised you would never say, sprung.
12. That’s when the respect for each other kicks in: https://youtu.be/P6zaCV4niKk
13. How soon we forget who got us to where we are in life.
14. A big thing for the most popular man in the NBA at his time to say: https://youtu.be/tzq7e86m_W4
15. It’s like a third stage in life, but you can’t life the third with out the first two.
As you continue to travel the road of life, do your best to avoid letting anyone or anything get in the way of your joy. Life a life that rocks and makes you laugh out loud every day of the year. Here are some things that will help with that:
- Think Deeply.
- Speak gently.
- Love Lots.
- Laugh Often.
- Work Hard.
- Give Back.
- Expect less.
- Be present.
- Be Kind.
- Be honest.
- Be true to yourself.
Today’s playlist contains two spoken word pieces, both very different in origin. We begin with one of the U.S.A’s biggest recording star Tim Mcgraw. Kings and Queens follows from Africa then Jamaica’s Capleton and Chronixx – Help the Weak. Dhar Mann learns a lesson next. WE then travel back in the decades to The Beatles and Cat Stevens. We complete with the fame of
Julius Erving: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJlQ3F9bKYruLSCPtLlJbkIxfk9D8EFXw
So this blog definitely fits in with my ethos of Love and Respect for All, Everybody Included. Remember you can join my two Facebook groups I have created to spread it across the universe. The first is Thriving People – People who wish to make a difference to humankind: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1126100227764949 and the second Interculturalism: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Interulturalism. You are invited to join and add your countries version of these. Until next time my dear friends.