What a strong word.
If you didn’t know, I work as a writer. I love strong language, strong words. Words that provoke a whole sensation of emotion.
I’ve been watching movies over the course of the past few months that bring out strong thought of the virtuous life, the noble life, the strenuous life.
Movies such as 300, Cinderella Man, Gladiator… all the greats.
The most common disconnect I see in my life is the fact that they are living the Warrior’s Life. They own very little. They have one main purpose in life. They train at every given opportunity. They go into their own versions of battle and are willing to sacrifice everything.
Living in America in this century is a a blessing and a curse. The world is at our finger tips, but so are all the possible possessions.
I own far too much. Not nearly as much as some of my peers, but things have been accumulating since childhood.
One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was a simple goal: Consume less, produce more. I want to say I dominated this goal, but I fell far from my first intention. I consumed far too much. I love the internet and the availability of knowledge, but I have lost my ability to think deeply about the issues that matter.
Issues like: What is my legacy? What is my purpose? What do I want to be remembered for?
Life is the most precious of gifts, and wasting moments has been a curse. It is a constant battle between the information at our fingertips, the desire for knowledge and learning, but also to forge our own path, and stay away from the information overwhelm.
The good new is that 2014 isn’t over yet, there is still time to defeat this dragon; time to regain clarity and win.
The new goal is to purge for the rest of the year so 2015 is focused on full clarity.