I feel like I’m getting an overhaul. In progress…
It began with this. A seemingly harmless poster I chanced upon online. But I love it so much that I ordered it, and now it’s hanging on my yellow wall.
Then Steve Jobs passed away and I’m quite upset. I don’t know Steve Jobs personally, and truth be told, I suspect iphone 4S will be my first iphone (though I’m an avid fan and user of the ipad and imac). However, what he said did make an impression. You know, sometimes things make a deeper impression when death (of oneself, or others) lurks.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. “
This is also my favourite:
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. “
Well, actually the above is nothing new if you have read ‘Tuesday with Morris‘. But human beings are forgetful I suppose. Or at least I could be. Another great one from the Dalai Lama.
You’re gonna laugh at me. But I remember my answer for a question in a worksheet for some Civics and Moral Education lesson (I think). The question went “When I grow up, I want to be ________“. And since I was scared my teacher would laugh out loud if I put ‘a singer’, I gave it another round of thought and wrote “a wise person“…… I just didn’t want to put an occupation down. I thought being wise (not smart/intelligent/clever) was what I really wanted to become, if not a singer. I don’t know how’s this project coming to now, but of course there’s much ground to cover in the SAGE department. Am Learning.
Lots of thoughts swirling in my mind. How would I live if there is no fear? How would you, if you had no fear about the future?
To end on a lighter note. I want to share this video of ‘World’s Strictest Parents (Singapore)‘, because this episode was filmed in SINGAPORE!!!!!!!!!! Now I’m addicted to the series. :/
Enjoy. Enjoy life!