“I hate people, at a certain place in my heart, I hate them. People. Humans. I do – but it’s only because I see the blatant potential for amazing things that we could do if not for the smallest, ignorant ideas we have that we let control us. We let the smallest parts of us really infringe upon the greatness we could be doing.”
– OG Maco
“I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. Every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.“
– Bruce Lee
“A boy crumbles from stress. A man can take some punches, and I’ve been getting sucker-punched for a long time. Life’s been beating the sh*t out of me, mentally and physically. But life is one big f*cking joke, so I’m laughing inside.”
– Kid Cudi
I was just watching Sunday morning programming on PBS with my seven year old younger brother and Mr. Rogers Neighborhood came on. Some time during the opening of the show when Mr. Rogers sings, my little brother all of a sudden started musing on life and mortality.
(Little Brother) “Mr. Rogers died, didn’t he?”
Being the awkward person that I am. I didn’t really know what to say.
(Little Brother) “You can’t live forever, you know”
(Myself) “That’s true-”
I was actually about to give a mini-speech on how death isn’t a bad thing and how it’s an important part of life and how we shouldn’t be afraid of it, but my little brother interrupted me.
(Little Brother) “-but you can always LIVE for the most of your life.”
He said it just like that, with the emphasis on the word “live”. I’m not even sure he fully understood the depth and significance of what he had said, and maybe I’m looking too deeply into it, but I was left speechless and contemplating on if I had really been living for the most of my life.
The introspection only lasted for a couple of minutes of so. Later on we both marveled at how cool the process of making converse sneakers was. The “Picture Picture” segment is our favorite part of the show!
Anyway, I just thought it was cool that my little brother had such an interesting view on life at his age.
Live for the most of your life.