To live. Is that our goal? To keep breathing for as long as we can? Most people would answer: no. We don’t just want to live, although it would be up pretty high on the list, we want to live well. We want to live the life we choose; the life that is packed with as much joy and as little pain and sorrow as possible; we want to live a good life. But what would it look like if we lived the life that we chose for ourselves?
For me that life means a life where I find joy in what I do. In my job, or in my free-time, or whatever it may be, I want to find joy. Right now the only thing restraining me from doing that is myself. I could blame the school and say that I’m required to take classes that I really don’t enjoy. I could blame my parents and say that they want me to take certain classes that I don’t want to take. But to be honest, its all me. Those classes that I don’t particularly love can still be fun. I can still find joy in them. There are good things in every class even if you don’t like the class. There will always be some activity that you find enjoyable, even in physics. Find your joy. You may have to search for it, but find it.
I really have very little constraints on me. You might not be in the same situation. You might have tons of constraints that you have to throw off before you can live the life you choose. I have but one warning for you: be careful when you throw off your constraints that they don’t land on someone else.