Is it what you do with it, is it what you feel while you’re living it, or is it what it’s learned once you’ve lived?
I presume we can all agree that we’re here to make mistakes and learn from them, and that Life is about those learning “opportunities”. Bitter or sweet, I guess it depends on how you want to perceive it, or better, it depends on your own strength to choose how good you want to feel about your choices.
So Life might be the result of a choice?
Choices are usually something not so easy to do. Too much thinking and playing ahead. And, as we don’t live alone in some isolated island, gladly! mistakes are witnessed and talked about.
So Life is a choice that is seen, heard and re-interpreted.
General opinion tends to be not very sentimental about our choices. Either they're good or bad ones. I think it's not wrong to say that we lean easily more into a bitter side than a sweeter (... hey, that’s how we grow up. Either you do something good that pleases everyone and you get a treat or you do something "wrong", that is too different or stupid, and you’re punished).
Summarizing, Life is a choice that is continuously scrutinized by a difficult jury which verdict dictates if your Life is/was a good one.
So I guess if I want to have a Good Life I better be a good advocate of my own choices.
To become a good advocate you have to study, read and of course, become experienced on the subject. Just a quick note, the "victim" and the "prosecutor" of those choices are the same person, you, so really, we need to have very clear ideas of what we want and the intentions clearer.
The “equation” goes like this: do + feel + good or bad lawyer (interpretation) = Life. In that sense we can then presume that if we DO things (so no procrastination, laziness or hiding away, get moving!) and FEEL them while we’re doing them, being present, putting our full attention on the experience and then JUSTIFYING what a great learning experience it was, then rest assure, you'll have a good and fulfilling Life.
What Life is can be described as the sum of your choices, your thoughts on those choices and what came out of that experience, the verdict.
So… choose Life…
“Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin can openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked-up brats you have spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life . . . But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life: I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?”
Choose your “Heroin”!
Choose whatever inspires you to be the best you can be, while having fun and joy with it, and even better, while sharing with others those good and positive vibes. Do + Feel + Outcome = LIFE
So, you'll always have to choose, which way, which path, but you'll never know if it's the wrong or the right path, but that doesn't really matter. What matters is how you feel about your choices and where you lead yourself. The outcome is your Life.
Choose your heroin means, choose the things that will stimulate your brain and heart to your fullest potential. Don't let yourself be caught by fake notions of "shoulds" and "coulds". What do you want, why do you want it, what will you do with it?
“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”