Best approach to life?

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PoeticUniverse wrote: August 18th, 2021, 8:39 pm
Sushan wrote: August 18th, 2021, 8:20 pm You are correct. And at the same time we cannot simply be depressed and remain doing nothing because, even if we have no goals, we have to live because we were born. To conduct a life we should learn, do a job, and earn. And also we are expected to support the continuation of humankind. So, yes, you have to experience living whether you like it or not though it is temporary.
What, without asking, hither hurried whence?
And, without asking, whither hurried hence!
Another and another Cup to drown
The Memory of this Impertinence!
— Omar

Whence and Whither video with an attempt at some 3D without glasses:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avh6GlV00N0
Watched it, and thank you for sharing that. Seemingly Rubaiyat too have spoken about the true nature of human lives. Since we are born without our asking we have many questions towards our lives. No matter what we feel and experience, may it be joy or sorrow, ultimately we will leave this world. As we came from the basic elements, we will return there again. And that cycle will go on and on, but the questions that we have will remain.
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Sushan wrote: August 18th, 2021, 9:25 pm As we came from the basic elements, we will return there again. And that cycle will go on and on, but the questions that we have will remain.
From stardust to stardust, until we pad the ends of DNA with more junk, like those things at the ends of shoelaces, so that the good DNA doesn't eventually rip away during cell division to diminish us; but even then people still will be at a loss for what to do on rainy days. Ha, ha.

More fun for you and all to watch the enactments of some of my own quatrains about the questions of 'What is Life' and more about the human condition that are at least artistic and colorful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnSjF5qr2Us

You can also select HD and watch it on your big 8K upscaling TV.
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To know that truth, if not critical, is dispensable when no-longer favorable.
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I find myself knowing exactly what I want but subconsciously avoiding acting on them because of my circumstances. But it's important to remember that my circumstances don't define me and I am deserving of success and abundance. If I make mistakes along the way, it is part of the process so the best way is to make myself accountable and continue evolving into my best self. :)
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Fellowmater wrote: August 23rd, 2021, 7:10 am I find myself knowing exactly what I want but subconsciously avoiding acting on them because of my circumstances. But it's important to remember that my circumstances don't define me and I am deserving of success and abundance. If I make mistakes along the way, it is part of the process so the best way is to make myself accountable and continue evolving into my best self. :)
There are many who know what they know and how to achieve them. But there are some who think they know what they want and what they can do, but they actually don't. One has to understand where one's self exactly lies within these situations. And, as you said, as human beings are being social beings our circumstances, the society that we live, and many other things play a big role in what we can and cannot achieve. So one should be careful when deciding and approaching to whatever the best approach to life as that one's belief, because you only get few chances and at many occasions you get only one way tickets, so whether you succeed or not you cannot turn back.
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