Friday, September 26, 2008
Keep the fun lamp lit
I’ve known people in my life that had fun for a while then for one reason or another they stopped. Often times the change was the result of a major life milestone like starting a career, or getting married, or having children. The added responsibility associated with these milestones had a severely negative impact on their personalities. Just because you mature and become more responsible doesn’t mean you need to stop having fun. Everyone should learn how to balance the responsibility in their lives with activities that foster joy and laughter. This balance will make you a happier person and you will never resent your responsibilities. I’ve also known people who were changed by adversity. They went through a tough time in their lives and ended up different people. Their positive attitudes and optimistic outlooks became negative and jaded. If adversity comes your way don’t let it change you and don’t let it keep you down. Life’s pretty short and as far as I know you only get one shot at it. We all have a choice to make. You can lead a fun-loving life and enjoy the ride. Or you can lead a sad-sack existence and bitter your way to the end. As I see it having fun is the only way to play it.