Open My Mind.

 Im at a crossroads in my life. Im graduating college. Im moving from a life that I have made here and not moving back to the life I had before. Im re-thinking everything I thought I knew for certain. Im revisiting every kernel of knowledge I held true and re evaluating everything.I want to see life like I never have. I want to see life from 10000 angles- right, wrong, or otherwise.

So heres the deal: Im looking for perspective from strangers. I'm asking a simple question and hoping the cyber world will respond. What words do you live by?

This can mean so many things: a phrase, a philosophy, a picture ( I mean its a 1000 words right?), a movie, a song, a story. I want to know anything that has guided you or given you perspective.

Go to my new website and help me get perspective:  whatdoyouliveby.wordpress.com

 So comment or email me at wordsishouldliveby@gmail.com. and I will post them anonymously.    

ineedadvicegirl ineedadvicegirl
18-21, F
1 Response Mar 8, 2010

Hi, <br />
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First, I think you are taking a good approach to look at life in a new way before you start down your next path. <br />
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I believe everything happens for a reason. Good, bad or indifferent. <br />
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I believe that although we can't change the past, but we can learn from it and with that become a better person. The Past Does Not Equal the Future. <br />
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We can choose to change our lives and our destiny. Life is often about perception. Do we choose to view things negatively/pessimistically or positively/optimistically? It very much impacts how we are going to react and feel about any given situation. <br />
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I've had the roller coaster of life's emotions from some incredible natural high's to some serious lows which once almost led to suicide. <br />
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I realize that yes the world can be a very bad and dangerous place to live. But it's also an incredibly awesome place to live too. I choose to be very optimistic about everything. I seek self improvement in all areas of my life. I try to help others where ever and whenever I can. I want to enjoy life to the fullest. I want to travel the world and experience other people, cultures and lands. I truly want to get the most out of my life. <br />
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I avoid negative people and situations if at all possible. <br />
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My life is not perfect by any means, but that doesn't do anything except to help me redouble my efforts at self improvement and achieving my goals and trying to be as happy as I can be. <br />
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Happiness comes from within. If we seek it in others, we are more than likely going to be disappointed. If we find or have great friends or someone we can love and give our life too then that is an awesome added bonus. <br />
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I guess that sums it up for now. <br />
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Please feel free to contact me if you would like any further info. <br />
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Best Wishes! Mel