Just this afternoon after I returned from church, I reached for my device and surfed for some new thoughts. As usual, there are pages I glean from. I had two remarkable experiences but one was totally breathtaking.
First, I realized that in spite of the oddity of our world, there are people who still care for some values that seem less popular in our modern culture. It feels reassuring to know that. Been committed to certain values doesn’t make you weird, even if in the context of your environment you’re alienated as a nonconformist.
There are those who still care about integrity, honesty, empathy, intelligence and been articulate. There are those who still feels that been an embodiment of those values puts you in a different class. How nice!
Secondly, and this is the one that really takes my breath away. Austin Uzim shared a familiar thought, but this time with new sparks. He wrote that “The extraordinary people in the world today don’t have a career. They have a Mission.” How true!
A mission is like a compass. Sadly, not many people have a “life compass” today. We just follow the crowd.
Right now, it’s so easy to get carried away and follow the route laid down by the society, family or religion. We’re easily wooed in by the idea of luxury and the feelings it brings. We’re fanciful but shallow. And the myth of career promises to help us attain the height of superficiality through the illusion of luxury.
That’s what makes Austin Uzim’s words so true. You will never have a lasting relevance in today’s world if you won’t scratch beyond the surface to find a deeper meaning to your life.
Hasn’t somebody said that if you really want to succeed, just look at what everybody is doing and do the exact opposite of it?
Look, there is nothing wrong with having a career. But after having a career, be sure to have a life too!