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Are We Living Or Just Surviving?

What are you waiting for?

“You know what your problem is?”

“I’m starving and no one will feed me.”

“No, you are waiting to be fed.”

Look at the fish in the picture above.He eats,he sleeps,he’s safe.He lives a comfortable life. But he is already dead. Living means experiencing new things but for him everyday is going to be the same until the day of his death.

Living like ghosts in a cage we call shelter. Trapped in the daily routine,trapped in our thoughts,trapped in our fears,trapped within the limits we set ourselves. Living the life everyone else has. Having the dreams everyone else has? Being born original by dying as a copy of society’s standards.

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”- Jiddu Krishnamurti 

Is this what life is supposed to be?Are we living?Or we are just surviving?

Don’t we get bored in this dark room we live in?Why don’t we take the risk to open the door,we don’t know what’s behind it,but by opening it we will discover a new world. Even if that world is worse than the dark room it will be a challenge for us to discover our strength and weakness.

Why don’t we set goals,build courage and braveness,find our true passion and live the life we have always dreamed of?Why don’t we make changes,not any kind of changes,some say “WE MAKE CHANGES” yes you do but what kind of changes?Are those changes moves us forward?Or they move us backwards?Why don’t we create our own paths instead of walking paths created by others?


“make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.”
― Jon KrakauerInto the Wild

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  1. Anastacia
    April 16, 2013 at 18:27

    Oh… I’ve just found your blog on the Net being in not the best state of mind. By searching for “loneliness” via Google 🙂 So thank you for being who you are and for the moral support that your posts gave me. I wonder if you have ever heard about an Israeli singer Aviv Geffen because his thoughts expressed in music are so similar to yours sometimes!

    • April 16, 2013 at 19:34

      I didn’t expect that my posts provide moral support O_O
      But I guess I’m glad they made you feel better.
      No i haven’t heard of him, but now I’ll do my research. Thank you 🙂

      • Anastacia
        April 18, 2013 at 18:56

        I didn’t expect this, too. But the best support for someone being in trouble is to realise he’s not alone facing it, that’s why I enjoyed the invasion of your private space 🙂

        Hope you’ll not be disappointed!

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