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My Favorite Quote

Posted in Quotes, random with tags , on July 26, 2009 by hangingbridge

The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart; We are sure to judge wrong if we don’t feel right. – W.Hazlitt

That is probably the best quote I’ve ever encountered.  I don’t know who William Hazlitt was but he got my sentiments on how I plan to run my life.

We were all given the capacity to think for ourselves to survive.  And when we ask God for so many things, he might be saying, “You’re equipped with a brain, aren’t you?”.  To think for ourselves and to take responsibility for every action we take is how we’re supposed to make use of this God-given gift.  I always tell myself that what I learn as I go along should enable me.  Enable me to differentiate what is good and what is bad.  Enable me to judge who to trust and who to avoid.  Enable me to identify what to share and what to keep.  Enable me to know what to take and what not to take.

Wisdom should overpower our instincts.  We cannot act upon our impulses without thinking and without examining ourselves and the consequences.  We can’t live our lives without consideration for ourselves and for others.  Our wants are distinguished from our needs by wisdom.  If knowledge helps us know which is good and which is bad, wisdom helps us identify which is the right or the wrong step to take.

Modesty aside, I’m a well-equipped person.  It’s easy for me to apply for a job and get it.  And I’m always craving for something new to learn.  I welcome every learning opportunity that comes my way.  I crave to enhance myself.  I hate it when I’m enclosed into someone that I know is not the only thing I want.

I’ve been told that I have to run my life the way that an educated person do.  Eighty percent of my decision should be based on 80% brain wave and 20% heart rate.  But I beg to disagree.  I think I need to use 100% of my brain and 100% of my heart.  There should no compromise or else, we compromise how I should live my life.  And that is what I fear most.

I’ve been told that I would live for only 36 years.  If  that was true, there’s only 6 more years left of me.  Yikes!  That is why I want to live my life the way I see fit.  For the next 6 years, I’ve got so much tasks to do.  I don’t want to live my life in bitterness and in regret.  And people who seem to disagree how I live my life will need to understand that I don’t mean to hurt them at all.  I just want this short time on earth to be as fulfilling as possible.

If I keep thinking of what I should be, and planning all the time, there is no time for actual living left.  A special person, the most special of them all, has asked me to take everything slowly.  I wanted to get mad because it seems that I’m running my life on the shoulder lane where everything seemed to threaten to break down.  But I don’t want to slow down, because I’ve got little time left.

I’m not taking the prediction seriously but it is just so aggravating that someone is stopping me to live my life.  It is probably the hardest thing so far.  To want to live and worry at the same time.  I still worry that I’m hurting people with my actions.  But I’m hurting myself if I don’t do the things I’m about to do.

I wanted to be selfless but dear Lord, being selfless is so damn hard.  I’m still looking for a way to make people happy as well as myself.  I do hope that I’m well-equipped as I think I was.

There’s so many things to say still but I have to go to bed since it’s almost 3am and I’m going somewhere at 7am.  So, this one’s going to be continued some other time.