Do you live the fullest? You should and we will explain to you why!
If one were to ponder upon existence as the means to the end, attaining the
destination in a successful manner would be purely based upon an examination
of the journey one has taken. So to "exist" and "live the fullest" should be
one and the same as without the latter is in essence, an expired existence.
Do you want to wake up one morning and realize that at 65, after 40 years of
hard work, life has passed by? One may wish to work hard just to retire and
then enjoy the fruits of life but one can be only that certain age once
in their lives. You are 18 or 32 years old only once and that midnight
swim in the sea, that snowboarding trip that you always planned, or that
Salsa dance that you always wanted to learn could only be done at that
particular age when you are living your existance and not at retirement.
Bones will then be more fragile, health more uncertain while nerves slowly
crumble away as the risk outweighs the "fun." If one doesn't live a full
quality life, what memories would one have in an uneventful existance? Life
is to live with no regrets for one will have regrets about things one never
did but not what one has tried and done. Suppose that you always wanted to
backpack across Europe but were always afraid to do so. We bet that once you
are old, you will regret not doing it. But if you have done it, no matter
if the experience was memorable or forgettable, it was an experience that
carves out your individual identity and existence on this earth. Maurice
"Rocket" Richard, a "Hall of Fame" hockey player, always said that he
couldn't remember any of the goals that he scored but often found himself
thinking about the ones that he missed. Don't miss out on living your life
to the fullest as it is only you who are in control over your actions and
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober,
responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and
immature. [Quote by Tom Robbins]
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the
things we did not do that is inconsolable. [Quote by Sidney J. Harris]
To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state. [Quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]
Instructions for Life in the new millennium from the Dalai Lama:
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
Every man dies; not every man really lives. [Quote by William Wallace
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the
moments that take our breath away. [George Carlin]
And To Keep Living The Fullest as Conceptualized and Cystalized by Wallace Lee
To live the fullest, treat and live everyday as a "vacation" day. Most days
will be bright and sunny but there will be the odd cloudy and rainy day
dotted in between. These are the days that help "balance" life and the
reflection revitalizes life's challenges and dreams.
Never let your night time (activities) consume your daytime (activities). In other words, don't play
so hard after work, (buddy camaraderie drinking), so that you forget your morning work ethics or put your
job responsiblities aside.
Never get rid of your biggest supporter. Surely you will make mistakes over many years
by saying something insensitive one day but don't let that mistake destroy a lifetime of friendship.
Swallow the pride and apologize, especially if that person is your biggest supporter.
Companionship to a relationship is the key in a lock.
Whereas romance and passion could be fleeting as a sexual desire for one another could last for one night
or many months, companionship requires concern, attentiveness, and awareness of the other person at all times
as it is the lifelong cohesion and commitment within a relationship. And bouts of romance will inevitably drift
in and out during the relationship and if coupled with a sexual desire, will yield the true state of enlightened
Companionship is understated in relationships and that is why a lot of women get dogs after a failed relation.
From a dog's unconditional love, friendship, dedication, sensitivity, listener, complicity, and especially unrelenting
companionship for a whole lifetime, is this why human relationships break down over the years because a husband will
eventually lose his companionship compass and ignore his wife regardless of how beautiful, loyal, and devoted she is?
He will gradually immerse himself to his work and no matter how successful he is, will mistakenly replace companionship
by material goods such as a new car, a bigger home, an idyllic vacation in the Caribbean Islands, and "all the money can buy"
in an ill-conceived attempt to "make her happy." The more successful he becomes, the more he spends, the more he stays
in his room or office working, the more distance the relationship becomes, the less personal attentiveness and
"connection" he has for her which translates to why the woman will then feel "taken for granted" and "all alone."
This is the inflection point for a man to recognize as she will invaribly change her ways or be more moody and bitchy
in order to draw attention to herself,
(which is the symbolic cry for help), and if all fails, (since the man is now just too busy to notice this), detached
herself emotionally from the man that seemingly gave her everything. Where is the comfort, understanding, and reassurance
of the love within their companionship that was there in the beginning which eventually disappeared inversely with
his increased workload? The sad part is that he won't even see the irony coming because more money does
not translate to a stronger relationship. The future was so bright at the beginning and yet so dark at the end since
"companionship" is now no longer present which leaves "passion" no place to cling upon, "romance" no where to grow, and
"love" no where to blossom.
So for the men, wake up and recognize this before companionship leaves the relationship and for women, wake the man up
before, "Who let the dogs out? Woof! Woof!"