The year is 2003, and the human race is booming along. The daily concerns of the modern “American youth and young adult” fall along the ever so familiar construct of knowing that they are going to make it. With every moment passing the yearning expectations aspire to take form, from the very dramatic and passionate pleas of, “Yes I am going to make a difference in the world, or yes I will become that excellent employee” to the very blasé and humorous “Yes I will loose 10 pounds or yes I will start wearing deodorant.” While all the dreams are made and the pursuits of goals are intact—something happens. All across the globe, with every stroke of every second hand of every digital and analog time peace something does happen. In fact, it is happening now. What is happening is what average individual excuses as prep time. You are thinking, “Well what is it?” that or you are making your own presumptuous answer both of which are good answers.
Life my friends, is but a glimpse of what happens to us while we exist. Several peers and employers have asked me the question, “Jeremy, would you say you are an optimist or a pessimist?” I tell them I am an idealist. You see, in this earthen vessel that we possess, we have to realize what we are made out of before we can achieve our goals. Life is what you remember, and what people remember you as. Your legacy is in fact, who you always will be.
My life is a window. Everything I understand in the world comes from an inward perception and all that people know of me is what they see on my “window sill.” The true calling, desires or sparks that dwell inside of you will truly only be yours, unless you realize that you are living right now. Regardless if you make it or not, what you are pursuing in the present should reflect your wishes in life. What usually happens, is that the window to the soul grows a film on it, which distorts what is being seen on both sides.
Is your window shaped like an O a P or an I? Can anyone find the Windex? Does anyone remember how to live with expectation and with conviction? Some of us need to go as far as pulling up the blinds and taking off the curtains. You have but a meaningful 80 years of breath and just maybe a 200-year legacy what will you do with it.
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