I look back fondly to a time when my religious beliefs were the bedrock core of my identity, the driving passion behind my ambitions, and the framework I used for understanding every experience and idea.
Life is happening now.
I want to say “please don’t!” because I asked a similar question Continue reading, and many wonderful people pleaded with me not to take my life.
When I was 10, I remember sitting one day at the end of a very long bench. Everyone else from my class was at the other end. It was a perfect picture of how I felt at the time: ostracized, unlikable, and basically no good. Continue reading
Whatever you might be entertained by is the end result of someone else bringing their value to the world—it could be their humor, perspective, athleticism, creativity…
There’s no lasting happiness or satisfaction in merely consuming the values others produce. No matter how entertained you are, you’re still essentially wasting your life if you’re not also working toward bringing something worthwhile of your own into existence. Continue reading