Your Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fun!
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|Happy 4th of July!|
Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you all have some exciting and fun plans for today whether it's spending time with friends or family, hanging out down the shore (aka the beach for you non-Philadelphians) or going to see fireworks tonight- enjoy! If you're anything like me you have a firm planted set of strictures and guidelines that run your life. These self-implemented rules help minimize risk and control and organize your life but they have their consequences as well. Structuring our lives in this way can lead to monotony, boredom, and the unfortunate inability of being able to have fun! You may say "Fun, what is that? Or fun isn't not important I have more pressing things to take care of?" But really is this true? I tend to say things like this all the time and make excuses for why my life seems to lack an element of whimsy or fun. There's always a reason: none of my friends are around, I have too much work, I tired, I just need some alone time, I need to be productive, and this list goes on...But these supposed reasons are often no more than excuses and a means to stick to my predictable routine. It's upsetting because I know what fun is, I know what it feels like, and sometime ago I knew how to both have and be fun. Somewhere along the way I lost it. It's happened before and it took a new friend to help me rediscover it by showing me that not only I capable of having fun, I can truly BE fun. I learned that not only am I entitled to fun in my life but I am both worth enjoying it and worth being around. Sometimes it takes another person to show us but right now it seems to be up to me. I need to rediscover fun, embrace it, and embody it. It is a crucial part of our lives. Without the fun event every once in a while we risk self induced isolation, sadness, and loss of motivation. Having nothing to look forward to negatively impacts not only our quality of life but also the quality of the work and tasks we complete. Finishing one thing just to move on to the other and repeating this process over and over- well everything begins to become a blur, what we create starts to become dull and ordinary, we lose ourselves in our work and ultimately the work suffers too. I have two complimentary quotes for you that express this idea I have been attempting to get across-
- Alyson Noel
|Have you ever tried chucking the day planner for a day?|