I’m a great believer in making a choice and designing your life.
Designing your life… is hard work
People who made choices about their lifestyles have always walked a less beaten path. There were suffragettes and hippies. These days there are digital nomads and people like me, what I call Lifestyle Entrepreneurs.
The alternative is choosing not to decide. That’s “going with the flow”. I’m talking about get a degree, get a job, get a house, get promoted, get a bigger car, bigger house, spin the hamster wheel faster and … if you’re lucky … come out the end of it with enough health and time to enjoy the few years you have left.
Not choosing sucks. But not choosing is comfortable, it’s safe. If you don’t choose, you’ll never get criticized or rejected. It’s easier to do nothing that it is to take conscious steps towards designing your life.
While the internet may be a cess pit of crap from dysfunctional ideologies to dysfunctional people, there is also beauty. In that beauty I see a whole bunch of people asking “why?” and “what if?” And it’s these questions that lead us to making choices…
In The Mission, Srinivas Rao talks about the art of living deliberately and designing your life …link below.
A disciplined pursuit of less, known in some circles as Minimalism seems to hold great potential for adding more meaning to our lives. Of course, this flies in the face of nearly all of our social programming. But with fewer things, we make room for more experiences.