Thinking. Learning. Reading. Wisdom. Knowledge. Doing life well. All these words mean so much to me. Intentionally moving through life. Not accepting the status quo unquestioned. Deciding for myself, for my future family, for those whose lives I affect what life should look like. Some things are obvious, but most are, to me, very subtle shades of gray. Some people are content with facts, realities, living life largely as they get it, and are happy in that. To them, I wish them the best. Whether unfortunately or fortunately - I am constantly forced to delve into reasons, motives, presuppositions, why I do something, why others do what they do. I want all to be illuminated by the light of truth.
I have started and stopped four blog posts now. There is just so much to write about, so much to discuss, the Whys almost never stop, the answers to the Whys nearly always hidden. A truly examined life is probably characterized by the realization of how much one realizes to what extent their lives are unexamined. That thought scares me. I have to appreciate the pursuit is the goal, not the end. The burden of proof, the burden of tackling something as large as doing all intentionally is daunting. But. I think it is a worthy challenge. I can only hope I am worth of it. I want my life to be characterized by the rush of the Divine coupled with the realization of death. Divinity and Death demand reflection, demand action.
I have built a (very) incomplete list of aspects and activities included in life - and consequently wonderful subjects for blog posts. If the first step to action is realization, realizing the scope and breadth of the challenge for me makes it able to be accomplished. I want to share it with you.
Health, Diet, Exercise, Splurging, Reading, Material Possessions, Wealth, Doing “what you love”, Education, Role as Husband, Role as Father, Role as friend, Friends, Family, Pets/Animals, Writing, Conventionality, Purpose, Coffee, Sleep, The preparing of Food, Design, Hygge, Travel, Languages, Technology, Laptops, Cell Phones, Social Media, Entrepreneurship, Faith, Reflection, Money, Time as enjoyment vs investment, Career, Self-branding, Photography, Relationships, Self-discipline, Giving + Service, Music, Entertainment, Art, Movies, Museums, Eternality, Polymath, Risk, Ideal-self, Vision, Do, Creativity, Repetition, Change, Politics, Alcohol, Sports, Video Games, Legacy, Fascination, Curiosity, Poetry, Life’s daily interactions, Conversation, Fun, Business, Role Models, Nature, Gardening, Driving, Speaking, Wine, Happiness, Relaxation, Peace, Love, Extra-ordinary, My prosthesis, Image, Society, Self-reliance, Teaching, Investing, TV, News, Blogs, Cleanliness, Church, Time, Core competency, Thanks, Community, Cars/Transportation, Texting, Email, Mentors, Architecture, Incubators, Smoking, Ambition, Home-Design, Wisdom, Travel
What did I miss?