I used to live like anyone else, wakeup in the morning, have breakfast or even be faster due to the rush of life and start my day once opening my eyes and raise my body from the bed. Sometimes I wake up happy for no clear reason, and sometimes already bored or fed-up for no reason as well, or maybe some kind of tacit reason that if I spent my morning searching for it I will not catch my daily tasks that I have to do. After that I go to work or do my studies, have lunch, go out with friends, read a book or anything that will let me reach the noon to spend it with the one I love or alone. Long day I had, O, finally its ending, time for dinner or any type of calories to kill my hunger then it’s time for bed again. The rest we all know or you can start reading again from line 1.
Why did I share my daily experience with you?, is it because of its uniqueness?, maybe, sometimes the way one do work or study, sleeping comfort or the great food you ate during the day makes the day somehow unique, still, I can say that my day is like everyone’s day. We can say that this is the factors that combined together form our daily experience, sometimes you don’t eat due to having no time or no money, sometimes you don’t work as its weekend or you don’t have a job. At the end I can bet you if you do anything different than everyone else do.
We can reach a consensus that we are all the same, there is somehow a model for the human being, we are part of this community that actually is formed by our existence and other variables that we can debate who created it, God, chemical reactions, big bang at the end it’s a fact and this is our world. We sometimes loose the track of why actually we are here, what we are doing in this world, or in a selfish approach that I actually like more, what is the most you can gain from this journey or at least what makes it worth.
You might tell me that no need to think about this stuff as it will just let you lose your track in life more and more. It might trigger this craziness catalyst in your brain chemistry and voilà congratulations you are crazy. But actually I take a different approach, I am not trying to cross my limited abilities and know how this world was made or who did so. I am trying to know this egoistic or self-seeking reason behind our existence. To stand on the same starting point, let’s say that you don’t care about any laws, others, or any perfect model for all of us living together in this world, take it further; you don’t even care about religious reasoning or satisfying any behest raised by it. You just want a perfect self-centered life. To sum it up it’s a narcissist approach.
Once I noticed that there is a kind of model there, and since I have an engineering background. Any model has a kind of input and output. I like to resemble our as in figure 1,
I think about our input as the creation. As mentioned before we can debate who created it, but this is actually not that important, our focus which affect our life is not the input; it’s the output. The output here as I see it is production. Let’s think about it, if we didn’t act in this life we wouldn’t be exist. Our existence is related to our actions. This takes us to the point that the answer of the big “Why”; why we are here is simply to be productive.
But why should we be productive then? Think about it, if God or nature created us as the most powerful creature in earth, wouldn’t we be replaced if we didn’t do what we have to do. At the end there is an ecosystem that has to exist, and if in this ecosystem something didn’t work perfect it’s simply either removed or replaced. Think about the extinct creatures.
Now how we can be productive. In my point of view 3 main factors is what our productivity is built over
It might look weird that to be productive you have to sleep; still, it was proven scientifically that good sleep end up with more energy and better productivity. It’s not about how long you work; it’s about how accurate you do it.
That’s something hard to detect or control, sleeping does help in being happy, when sleeping routine is good, you wake up happy. Other factors affect happiness is belief; you have to believe in something, not a must a religion, and not a must something real. Anything that gives you the feeling that your action is worthy enough. Believe that you have to work and be productive as you are obligated to do that by your creator. Believe that you are responsible of all your family by being productive. Believe that every action you do change the world, and that you are here as no one else can do it, and that if you are not here nobody else would be able to do it. Make yourself valuable. Don’t overthink. Treat people in a positive and a good way. We are created in a society, interconnection and communication affects us, so try to keep it positive. Always look to what you have not what you don’t have. You don’t have a Ferrari but you do have 2 eyes, 2 legs, 2 hands, and a nose….etc. Imagine someone so rich but can’t see, would you prefer that!? Know that productivity isn’t always translated to money or power, it’s translated to self-respect. Know that money is something we did create and doesn’t exist, and know that anyone powerful there is someone more powerful than him. And even this person God or nature is more powerful than him.
All this will let you be satisfied by your state, and satisfaction cause happiness. Happiness is something we can’t control, but we can put it in the right environment that helps it to happen. It’s not true that satisfaction leads to being lazy, it leads to be productive and happy.
“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter”
Have a very strong desire in every action you make, even a strong desire to sleep well and to be happy. I would tell you a small story here. A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning, they met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into water. The boy struggled to get out but Socrates was strong man and kept him there until the boy started turning blue. Socrates pulled his head out of the water and the first thing young man did was to gasp and take a deep breath of air. Socrates asked,”What did you want the most when you were there”. The boy replied, ”AIR”. Socrates said that’s the secret of success, When you want success as badly as air , then you will get it. There is no secret
A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results.
Finally I would say as human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves. Know yourself, know how strong you are, know that you are a miracle!, build this self-respect. Don’t just keep your thoughts inside your mind, do work. What hurt us from inside is not failure, its laziness. The only thing that should hurt you is your death and at this time you will not notice it as you will be dead.
Have a nice productive day!