It happened. I turned 25.
The last time my age made such an impression on me was when I turned 18 and was finally able to vote. I spent a while contemplating this current threshold. I was left with more questions than answers, but I guess that’s always the case when you try to think about life in a bit deeper manner. Not to bore you too much, I summarised my inner debates in a list. Here we go:
25 thoughts for 25 years of life. My life.
- This life is the only one I have and I am going to live it as I want it.
- Life is tough, but having the right people around makes it easier and makes it worth it.
- Love is everywhere, you just need to open your eyes to it. But most importantly, you need to show it.
- Being envious of someone only hurts you.
- The older I get the more I appreciate my parents.
- If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change (yes, this is a quote from Michael Jackson).
- My friends ARE my family and they inspire me to be the best version of myself.
- Greed seems to be the source of all evil, but how do we get rid of it?
- People need to be kinder to each other.
- I am one big ‘sonder’* sometimes and I am completely ok with that. So if you catch me staring at you for an uncomfortable period of time this might just be it (or maybe you have something on your face, who knows).
- Happiness is a state of mind and you are the master of it.
- The world is full of hypocrisy and I am constantly torn by it.
- Music is the closest thing to magic I can experience.
- Taking care of your body takes a lot of commitment, but boy, it is worth it.
- Being confident is hard and takes practice (my way: fake it till you make it).
- I don’t understand religious beliefs and how people can go to the extreme for them and probably never will.
- Education is the key to a better society.
- Technology made the world smaller for us and that’s why borderless cooperation is essential for the world to be a better place (that’s why EU is awesome).
- Social pressure on women is suffocating, but so it is on everyone else.
- I like being alone with my own mind and allow it to take me to plenty of surreal places.
- I am an independent person, but I know I need to learn how to ask for help.
- I laugh a lot, sometimes too much. But I’d rather be silly than bitter.
- Past is not coming back, future is unknown. Do things now (even got a tattoo with this one).
- I need to put myself more out of my comfort zone.
- Life is good.
*Sonder – the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
I could write an article about each of these points. Maybe I should? What do you think? Let me know!