The most dangerous human beings are the ones who have no interest in expanding their brain. I call them the "small brain" people. They're the ones who are stuck in their own ways from the day they were born, they believe that where they come from or reside is the best that they can possibly ever get and never questioned what it's like on another continent.
Perception of yourself from another country, another way of life, customs, beliefs and way of being is life changing. Acquiring the respect of appreciating that you're not alone on this planet is a gift of life. Understanding and learning why other people live a certain way, believe in certain things and opening yourself to experience these different aspects is putting your human life to its full potential. What mattered to you yesterday, perhaps don't matter today because you've dived in an ocean bigger than your little city and danced with other living creatures or you visited a two thousand years old village and witnessed people still living in purity; their face is beauty of art, a map, a bible. Their surroundings is so different than yours and the whispers, insights and secrets that these people and places holds for your growth is to admire and it's intoxicating.
Some of us are stuck in our own spiral, our own truth that we create and rarely attempt to "proof test" because we are so sure that what we are doing is the best until nothing changes and others will perceive something completely different of who you are because you're not exposing greatness, you're exposing the same crap over & over again and it gets old. Our vision is poisoned by sex, drugs, money and social media and we get lost. I'm a victim but I'm also a mind craving type of person seeking other truths, philosophies and picturesque experiences.
I have experienced more than once walking out of my bubble and getting a big slap in the face and realizing how much of a loser I am, a schmuck. My interests are all the wrong ones, I'm worried about the insignificant things and what I own in my heart is locked in by the fear of being real.
That's how you change, how you become strong, how you actually become "weird" to the "small brains" out there, how you read philosophy or psychology and understand it, how you can break your selfish ways and learning that by living with others is expanding your ability to do great things.
My point is, go out there, it is not a waste of time to travel, to be by yourself, to read and to observe. It can be pricey, indeed, but there are endless ways to find a way to save money and go conquer. Visit
she has the best tips for how to make it happen and her experiences are enlightening. It will make you want to pack and go.
Stay classy, learn, talk about something else than genitals, reinvent yourself endlessly so the rest of the world will admire you.
you are welcome to visit my father's Flickr account for empowering, raw, beautiful moments captured.
This voice in my head shouted, all of a sudden, these three words : "live a little." I have been so confined in my own ways and molded into a routine that I forgot to take risks, to have spontaneous adventures and just live. It was like an outer body experience where you witness your other self that is bringing you down and you decide to boot her away! go away! I've realized that worrying my life away is not going to do me any good and I'm only gaining wrinkles. I'd rather gain these wrinkles because I played in the waves for too long. Of course don't forget your sunscreen...but live a little!!!
I don't want to work a job I hate just to pay bills and somehow still suffocate because i'm unhappy and surprisingly still broke.
I don't want to beat myself up to do the best that I can do at something that I don't give a shit about. As "bratty" as it might sound, I just don't want to do things that I don't want to do that will result in me waking up 10 years from now and wonder...what now? So I take risks, I quit jobs, I get new jobs because guess what, you will find another job if you have/need to and I still manage to enjoy life.
Some of us don't have everything planned out, perhaps it's a luxury and we take it for granted by being worried of the unknown...of what's next...we don't see the train rails so it freaks us out and instead of going forward we're motionless. Like my father said to me once "It tells me more about your character when I see you fight for something you hate for the security rather than move on and take risks and believe!" He's right...I don't want to be that person that complains everyday and doesn't do anything about it. Good energy is contagious, the more you put out there, the more you'll receive in mysterious ways.
At least I force myself, no more monologues with Mr. Anxiety trying to tell I'm not good enough or social anxiety...I'm not the most comfortable around people but now I tell myself, nope, get out...GO! get out of your comfort zone...be uncomfortable, get to know yourself in that circumstance and every time I do I come back to myself feeling satisfied, accomplished and my soul is nourished. Basically, I'm battling against myself.
Yes, I'm worried about my future, yes I'm worried about money, yes I'm worried that I'll just end up single and a loser, yes I'm worried that I'll never become the great actress that I can be...but these things are not in my control if I just worry about them, work extensive amount of hours keeping me further to my goals, do nothing about it and let myself drown in depression because i'm unhappy for obvious reasons. It's a vicious cycle that I refuse to fall into. I've been victim of it and all I ended up with was a waste of time, debts, sickness, severe depression, no growth.
I sit down and brainstorm ideas that I have, that hopefully will come to life with the work that I put into it. It won't happen overnight and I have to believe that it will all be okay.
Cheers to living a little! go out, go to the movies, go lay on a piece of grass to see the stars, go and cook your best meal, go and dive in the ocean, go take surf classes, go travel by yourself, go do something you've never done before and also work towards your goals. Just don't lose yourself...don't forget to live.
I want to laugh, I want sun, playfulness and good vibes to flush away the negativity and let go of things that I can't control and let time decide for me when the answers to my questions are ready.