Saturday, June 25, 2005

Being Alive

Mira was wondering in her last post "I'm alive or am I alive" what it means to be alive for real, I worte a comment on her blog that was very long, she suggested that I post it as a trackback so here it is:

Being alive for real can be done first by finding your true beliefs, embrace them, live by them, and work very hard under them in the course of evolution, in the hope to add something valuble to the world, and in case you couldn't, at least you've tried.

I don't mean that you should only work for your beliefs, no I mean work whatever you like the most without it being against your beliefs.

But your work must be productive and in the course of evolution, meaningless work can't make you satisfied only happy for a short period of time.
Lots of people spend their life following just happiness, only to discover at the end that it was only instant and lasted for a short time, and that they've been living a lie running after an emotion.

Happiness is only an emotion, even a cheap one forms and fades very quickly, and it's wrong to depend on it in your life or work, becasue it'll never make you satisfied.
The true happiness in life is not what makes you happy, but what makes you satisfied with yourself to the fullest, and not regret your actions and life.

Only that way, you'll feel satisfied and content with your life, or in another word you'll be actually LIVING.

You must not be satisfied with the generic choice, the one 95% of the people follows: study, work, make lots of money, get married have children, buy expensive stuff and property then die.
You'll have to find your own life even if it was against your Environment, family, friends.

Everyone has a unique life and interests, and it's utterly wrong to be a passive and follow your society and surroundings, you'll be insulting your intelligence that has been giving to you for a reason.

Before you think of how to live and survive, you must first choose your life, consciously and courageously, before you reach a point where you'll regret your whole life.


Blogger M!R@CHK@ said...

Really good analysis :)but i dont agree on one thing "happiness" i believe that happiness must be the ultimate goal of every person. like you have to be happy cause you got the chance to work and others didn't so stop complaining. a mom is happy to raise her children, everyone must be happy to achieve his goals if you are not happy with what your doing so i guess its the other way around :)

12:39 AM  
Blogger Baher said...

Oh mira, I think you mistunderstood me
If you mean by happiness the mere emotion, then placing your entire life in the service of achieving and maintaining this emotional state is absolutely not right.
The happiness you should seek, is the feel of satisfaction and fullfilment, that you're doing your part in life according to your beliefs even if it was hard and makes you unhappy in the process.

Dancing makes you happy, but that doesn't mean that you should work as a dancer, instead you should devote your life for a higher purpose than emotion, and then you'll find true happiness.

I'm glad you mentioned the mother example, becasue you know half of the time the mother is not really happy, always working hard and servicing her children, but in the big picture that makes her happy, becasue she's content with herself, and satisfied with her actions.

I hope you understand me now :)

9:46 AM  
Blogger M!R@CHK@ said...

Ya i do and strongly agree with you:)

6:28 PM  
Blogger Baher said...

I'm glad you do :D

7:38 PM  

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