Evening drives into Chicago, Illinois. Being one of my favourite cities to visit, I’m so excited to spend the next few days here. For anyone interested, all photos and video over the next few days will be shot on the @Nikon Z6 (which I’m loving so far).
One of the worst mistakes one could ever make is probably being stubborn, unable to see the world around them, snatching with both hands one “truth” and blindly following it, omitting other views, and things that do not fit into that “truth”. There are many truths in this world. And none at all. Our knowledge is too scarce, too little now for being sure of anything. Still, everyone has their right to search for the “truth”, expand their views and follow some theories. We are in a constant search with nobody telling us whether our ideas are wrong or not. And this is for the better. This is why we can evolve, this is how in arguments we become closer to realization, this is how our brain trains, becoming more and more capable of embracing the world. And this is why we can enjoy life instead of following some predestined pattern. Have OUR OWN life. Keep your eyes open, brain sharp and heart understanding. It will pay off.
All my words they aren’t mine. All of them are listed in the dictionary. All the letters which I use weren’t invented by me. They were here long before me and will remain centuries after I’m gone. All what I say, all what I write, it’s always inspired by something, it’s never entirely an abstract product of my mind, without ties to reality, other people, books, etc. How much of me there is in myself? Am I a mere product of my environment and experience? Put anyone in my shoes, give them my life and would you get my personality as a result? Where do I begin and where my experience steps in? How post-modern am I? Is there anything authentic about me? How much of me there is in the world? Sometimes I think that the answer is zero. That everything that I do begins with re-: reliving someone’s experience, rethinking the same thoughts, reconsidering the same possibilities, rediscovering “truths” as people centuries before me did.
There is no putting life on hold. The universe wouldn’t wait for you to be ready. Nothing and no one would. Life keeps happening, even if you don’t want it to, even if you want to wait, just for a little bit, and catch a breath. Minutes and years fly by, merciless. And the whole world keeps spinning in accordance with them. Let’s say you enter a river, this bursting flow of life, which is so intense that it nearly kills you. Gasping for air and fighting for your own life, you reach for the rocky bank, holding on it with both hands, breathing deeply. The water doesn’t wait. It changes and flows, being pushed by currents, winds and all sorts of things. And the moment you decide that you are ready to face the life again, everything will be very different from what you remember. Close friends would be distant, worries forgotten, problems deeper and love long gone. It’s either drown or lose.