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Aug 05, 2019 10:51:09

Re: Designing your dream life

by @basilesamel PATRON | 290 words | 454🔥 | 505💌

Basile Samel

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To be honest, I don't know what's a dream life. I'm just 25, my life barely started. I don't know how you yourself can design one either.

The only question I'm asking myself is: am I living the dream now or am I daydreaming? I don't have time to think about a dream life, I can only live.

The things you deeply want to do are either actionable right now or out of your control. 

What kind of lifestyle do you want to pursue? If you want to go vegan, you just become a vegan. If you want to be a millionaire, this is not for you to decide. In both cases, there is nothing to design. 

Is society getting in the way? Society is an illusion also known as the social contract. That's all it is, a contract that can be broken.

Are you getting in your own way? Most likely, yes. Because it's all staying in your own head.

What will you do next to turn your dream life into reality? Just do it already. Take your first little step. Then another, and another, till you eventually get there or die trying.

Just do or do not. There is no planning to make.

Living the deferred life gets you nowhere: there is no distinction to make between the dream and the reality.

A dream life is something you stumble upon by accumulating a variety of experiences: how do you know you want to live in Paris if you never lived in Paris before? Act upon your most pressing inclinations, the ones bursting out of your very being keeping you awake at night. Or try new things. Just jump already.

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    @basilesamel I only want to say damn you only 25 !

    Knight avatar Knight | Aug 07, 2019 07:17:46
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    @basilesamel Excellent point on not dreaming/planning and just doing, from where we are. I use dream to imagine the life we want to live and shaping our decisions towards that ideal.

    I usually give the example of how many people see their goals as "the light at the end of the tunnel", when the truth is there is no tunnel. The tunnel is of our making and we can get to experience our goals right now. This applies to life balance, happiness, doing what we love, etc.

    Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | Aug 06, 2019 10:30:17
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      @haideralmosawi Yes! :D I 100% agree with this. Of course in this post I'm acting a bit Manichean but you do indeed need to have a clear vision of what it is you want (ie a bit of planning).

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 06, 2019 09:36:21
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