Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Worthless Currency

Every time I hear about the items cultures have used as currency in the past it both amuses me and astonishes me that people ascribed value to things like gigantic rocks. It's a reminder to me that very little of what we value really is worth anything except for how we build it up in our own minds. Like the movie Inception, all it requires is a small thought to take root and grow for realities to be changed.

I'm finding now that I've removed the price tags associated with my beliefs and desires, I am evaluating them more clearly. What I thought was worth fighting for or holding on to many times means nothing. A life devoid of worry but filled with love is the most valuable of all pursuits while things like fame, prestige, and power all are bad checks promising to deliver what they cannot. I am not lacking motivation but my focus has been changing towards a more simplistic approach to life. Someone said "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist" however, I think the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing people to focus on bullshit.

Life is too short to be spent chasing mirages. Success is a natural result of hard work and dedication but striving for success instead of simply following your passions will leave an empty feeling in your soul. 

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