Walked around Union Square admiring the beauty of the city and noticing the busy streets and the people walking around, all dressed up chasing after their dreams. Everyone seemed to be in a hurry. Sometimes I wonder, do they even have time to have fun? To appreciate the little things? To just stop for a moment and appreciate the little things? I hope they do.
I’m working in an Elderly Facility and most of the residents were very successful in their careers. They’ve been to everywhere, they have everything from nice house to fancy cars, only thing they don’t have is.. a Family.
They said they hustled so much to chase after their dreams but they forgot the most important aspect of life,building their own Family. Most of them said that they tried to fall in love, but not hard enough. They’re too consumed to be the best, the richest, the most successful ones. I can see the sadness in their eyes, one proof that money and fame can’t buy happiness. There’s nothing wrong with dreaming big, but your life should not revolve around it. Sometimes the most successful people are the emptiest. It’s like their half asleep chasing the things that they think are important. And when they realized it, it’s too late.
“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, then he dies having never really lived.” – Dalai Lama
Learn to live in the moment and not worry about the future all the time. Loosen up once in a while, do something fun. Go to the park, say “hi” to random people, smell the flowers, reminisce good memories, spend time with family, go out and meet people. Make yourself happy, you deserve it.
Dont miss the best feeling that you can experience while you’re alive, falling in love.
By the way I took all these photos using only my LG v10 phone camera. It has one of the best phone camera in the market in my opinion. It’s a little bit complicated to use when you try to manipulate the lighting but it gives you DSLR photo quality if you get the settings right.
Late post from December.