The fool’s life is empty of gratitude and full of fears; its course lies wholly toward the future – Epicurus
Most of us these days are obsessed with our future. In future we want to be our own boss, we want to run our own company, travel the world, become a millionaire, and so on. We are being sold the dream that life will become meaningful if we become our own boss. What this usually leads to is unsatisfied today. Our blind desires stop us from contributing to our current work in the most complete form. We make compromises in terms of quality and focus in our current jobs. This means we loose out on the training for the better future tomorrow. I think this trend is making us incompetent and we will never be better prepared to make a real difference in future. We should show gratitude and contentment in our existing job. This will give us internal peace and help us prepare for better future tomorrow.
One day is equal to every day.
I came across this quote while reading a random article on the web. Since then I am thinking what could it possibly mean. One meaning of the quote could be that all days are equal in terms of number of hours. So, in effect every day is equal in number of hours to every other day. But, this meaning does not satisfy my inner self. I believe the quote has much more profound meaning. The meaning that I derive from the quote is that the way we live one day of our life determines rest of our days as well. As I wrote in an earlier post, a single day is like a mini-life. Each day we are born (wake up in morning), live life (do daily job), and die (sleep). To understand the value system of a person, you don’t have to spend years with them. Their one day actions are enough to give you idea how they behave every other day. Most people don’t drastically change over time unless they do regular self-introspection.