Not long ago, I swore an oath to myself. Or… at least I said to myself:
Andy! In whatever aspect of life I currently find myself in, you must do everything to always seek new ways of doing things. Always aim to eliminate what makes my spine chill by walking towards my fears with both erect posture and state of mind! Always to seek new things such as music, art, writings, friends etc.
Exploration is the keyword here. And there even is a mathematical phenomenon too called the Fibonacci sequence to explain this. In short, it always seeks outwards and therefore becomes a spiral with no limit to its exploring end.
I, Andy, therefore as a responsible being, refuse to end up as one of those who have had the same pattern of behavior and acting for the last 5 years and the next 5, too. Now – I might overreact a bit, but I know you get the feeling of where this is going! The character currently in my mind is somewhat like this:
He drives a decent or maybe even expensive car. He is the all-round family-guy, who does nothing less than required, but certainly nothing more, neither. His kids attend to an above average school, and his bumper-sticker proudly states so. At work he never fools around, tells a joke, ask his co-workers personal questions, or keeps eye-contact with his boss for more than 150 milliseconds. What he does love to do though, is to keep his partner satisfied no matter the cost. Be it a few extra gifts or a few extra hours a week spend on listening to the “stories” her boring life. But is this “love” of his an illusion?
Guess what! She thinks that you’re just as boring as her! None of you ever mention it of course, but in the end you both think it.
So why don’t you mention it? – Some people “mention” it by making sudden behavior changes that hurt other people. Some even go crazy and therefore chooses to overdo their job – and oversee their family. Maybe because they think they need change in their life’s, and that their million dollar resident isn’t going to help them. But that is not too healthy neither, is it? The main reason AND result of not speaking up, is unpleasantness. It’s unpleasant to risk a brake-up just because of your… unpleasantness.
Do yourself and everyone you love a favor: TRY COMPLETELY NEW THINGS!
- Get a new house in a new city
- Get a new way of eating with the family for once
- Get a new job
- Get a new girl!
- Just… Get new!
Or even better – if you’re up for it – get RID of your job, your house, your TV, your partner and your old behavior.
Travel the world for a few months – not just the regular 1-2 week pause. Change your life. Who knows? Maybe you’ll settle down somewhere in France or Greece (…well not now because of their current crisis, but you know…) ;)
What if your BMW, boring but safe partner and villa in the middle of the world’s business was to be replaced with a lovely boat along with a fishing-pole somewhere tropical, an exciting, exhilarating but clever – ‘cause I know you want a girl with a brain! – belly-dancer, and the simplest but yet prettiest lake-house in… Brazil!
If you think that I’m against economic success, big cities and safe partners, then please think deeper. All I’m saying is that YOU will be much happier doing something complete and utterly different.
(Simple houses do have internet connection, so your money-manipulation will be sustainable. ;)
The maybe most important result of your new life is the influence it will have on your kid(s). They too will become more adventurous and therefore more wise on life and all of its genius little details.
People who live by the laws of the Fibonacci sequence (knowing it or not) are more fortune and generally feel luckier than people who don’t.
Thank you for the read-through and your attention! Feel free to comment or even share/reblog!
I can even give you a logical reason to do so: try something new for a change! ;)
Anyways! You get my love for reading this! I hope you enjoyed it – hopefully laughed a bit! :)