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Jul 17, 2019 09:55:29

Make The Most Of Every Day ... But Really?

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Jack Lyons

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Yeah, so I know with this headline some people are instantly going to chime in (or at least think it) and just say things like  "go climb a mountain, book a one-way flight, quit your job, or just do something crazy".
But what I'm trying to get at is that there are so many days in our life where we just chill. Of course, If I knew I was going to walk outside and get hit by a bus, I probably wouldn't spend my last hours binging on Netflix. But that's the problem: we don't know.
So, yeah I know there's a lot of good advice out there to just go be crazy with life and make it count, but there are just so many days where I can't be bothered. I'm not like, saying, I'm depressed or anything,  I'm just stating that in this reality - that's not always possible.
Luckily, I'm not tied down in a cubicle 8 hours, Monday to Friday. And I bet those who are must struggle with this concept more than I. But still, is it realistic to preach that "life is precious" so therefore "make the most of it every day".
I don't know - just spitballin' here. Maybe it's because I'm young and naive and (hopefully) have time on my side.
For those who are older, should I just shut up and get outdoors and stop being an idiot, for life is short ... Or is there something to this? That not every day can be ultimately, awesome?

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    @jacklyons -- numerically, awesome isn't a quantity driven label. It's relative. It's comparative. It's related to a momentary response. I could go on, but do you need more?

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 17, 2019 10:26:37
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    @jacklyons why does "make the most of your day" mean going outside and doing crazy things to you? Why not to hunker down for 12 hours a day inside a cubicle contributing to a business that improves the lives of thousands or even millions? For most people that's a much bigger ROI for their time than anything they could build themselves.

    Food for thought :)

    Swizec Teller avatar Swizec Teller | Jul 17, 2019 10:07:59
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    @jacklyons Speaking as someone who is nearly 50, I think it will be almost impossible to avoid falling into a trap of doing the same things every day. It just creeps up on you and suddenly, you are 70 and wondering what you did with all those hours. I am guilty of this too. I have a good job, I own my own house, have opportunities, but still fall into the nightly TV trap.
    In hindsight, I should have become more of a selfish person and looked after my own interests more than I have. Maybe I should have paid more attention to getting what I want out of life, rather than just pleasing others all the time. But it is probably just part of my DNA, so might not have been different anyway.
    Just remember to stay curious, keep focused on your plans, goals and needs. Without remaining focused on YOU, it will be easy to slip into the TV trap.

    Twizzle avatar Twizzle | Jul 17, 2019 18:03:35
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      @jacklyons @twizzle A simple way to avoid the TV trap is to get rid of the TV (or the cords to it). 😎

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 17, 2019 18:21:03
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