You do not get what you want in life just by wanting it enough, or through sheer ambition or persistence. A well-lived life is not even about getting what you want, it’s about learning how you can use your own unique gifts to serve the world in a way that gives you meaning. So do not ask yourself “What do I want?” Ask yourself, “What do I have to give?” Your life’s work doesn’t have to be profound, but you have to put more into the universe than you take. You can find your purpose by developing a vision, and refining it, by thinking deeply, knowing yourself and figuring out what actions you need to take to get there, step by step. It’s hard work. It requires self-awareness and insight. And, if you’re lucky, you’ll meet other people who understand that the shared journey of discovering our place in the world is the most meaningful and compassionate experience we can have.
“I have to admit, an unrequited love is so much better than a real one. I mean, it’s perfect… As long as something is never even started, you never have to worry about it ending. It has endless potential.”
― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
#friends #homies #pooltime (at The Pool)
#friends #bars #losangeles #westhollywood (at The Hudson)
My name on Holloway Drive.
#selfie #saturdaymorning #brunch #joeys
Rooftop fun times, Fourth of July. (at High Rooftop Bar at Hotel Erwin)