The Art of the Mundane

July 5, 2007

I’ve been slowly having one of those profound but obvious epiphanies over the past few days. Nothing new, but still something that seems like it might just be important to live a beautiful life.

But first, a random side note about living a beautiful life. That’s something else I realized over the past few weeks. That living a beautiful life shouldn’t be easy. Okay, I should probably define a beautiful life. But I don’t know what that would be. I could say living a ‘good’ life, where we define good in the Platonic sense. As in, living life to it’s fullest. Yeah, that’s a beautiful life. And that doesn’t come easy. It seems like that sort of thing should really be ‘natural,’ that we should automatically come out on top. But if it were so easy, then more people would end up living that sort of life. And if you take a little sneak peak at the world, I think you’ll see that very few people are living the life that they really want to live. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But I would say that few people are living up to their maximum potential. I mean, you can’t even know your maximum potential.

So, yeah, there you have it. Living a masterful, beautiful, good life isn’t easy. I would imagine that’s half the fun of it, though. If life were so easy to live so well, then where would we find the challenge. Kind of that conundrum of ‘If you could only be happy, like dopey happy, all the time, would you want that?’ I mean, sure, it sounds great. But being in the sunlight 24/7 sounds good too, until you get sunburn and the cancer. [more…]

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