Posted: 29/07/2014 at 09:02
Nobody ever says on their deathbed "I wish id spent more time in the office."
more broadly, we make sacrifices now based on what we think will make us happier in future. Yet if our future selves could tell us now what's really important we'd probably behave quite differently.
Apart from the running bit, obviously.
Very wise words mate and the mantra that i've begun to try and live my life by. I jacked my (very well paid) job in last month in favour of something I can do from home which will free up vast amounts of my time. the least time I spend working, the better. You live when you are away from work unless you are one of the very few lucky people who do one of their hobbies for a job. I don't know if it'll work out but I have to try it, i'd be a fool not to.
Any sense of spirituality seems like just wishful thinking to me, without any facts or evidence to base your opinion on, it's hard to see how it can be anything less. It's more sensible to live your life on facts and the facts tell us that this is all we know and therefore, all we are likely to know. You weren't aware of the 3 billion years this planet was here before you popped up, why on earth would you think you are going to be aware of it when you are gone?
Accepting that there is no life after death allows you to focus all your attention on the very important time you have now, because that's going to be your lot. I'm 36 and genuinely hoping for another 50-60 healthy years of enjoying myself.