This little post will be about Doing Stuff, following on from a similar theme I wrote about in my article titled Shy girls end last.
Maybe you are wondering what I mean by stuff? Although the word stuff is not very creative, it kind of gets you thinking.
Okay, I will start again. I will phrase it another way. Have you ever thought about something you would love to do? however you don’t do it because you justify the reasons why not to, some of the excuses may have been;
“I don’t want to spend the money, I simply cannot afford it”
“My schedule is too busy to do that”
“What if the thing I am thinking of doing will cause me harm?”
“What if the plane crashes?”
“What if a terrorist attack happens?”
“I would have done that once, however I am now too old”
“I cant do that because my friends and family will think I am crazy”
Or you have made statements like this;
“Yes I have always wanted to do that, maybe I will, when I retire”
“My dream is to do that, but I am too old now”
“Wow, can you imagine doing that, oh no I could never do that”
“I absolutely dream of doing that, however I am afraid of failure”
Only recently I have been hearing these types of conversations more frequently. I sat down and thought about it, then I came to the conclusion that it was because I am getting older.
It seems for many people as they become older their dreams seem to diminish, as they start to relax into the twilight years.
Then I started listening to conversations of young people and realised that these types of fears and attitudes do not happen because of generational reasons, these types of fears and attitudes are considered at all ages.
Next week I am embarking on another one of my crazy missions. I will be writing about it regularly on my blog.
Winding up my thoughts today though, I would like to leave you with a quote from my movie idol.
I am sure some my girlfriends love Richard Gere as much as I do. Who couldn’t resist his charm in an Office and a Gentleman and Pretty Woman?
My movie idol crush seems to have intensified as I leave you with this famous quote from the sexy man in his twilight years.
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.”
Sharon Karyasa © 2017
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