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Live Life Unplanned

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“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. ” – John Lennon
This quote, even though small, has a big meaning. The way I see it is, not planning anything can lead to doing great things. Now, anyone would think I would be ridiculous for thinking that way. Anyone would say that working to achieve something is what everything is built upon. That without plans society and structure would collapse. They would be right if they said that. Planning is important. Imagine you were building a skyscraper and you didn’t have a plan so you thought you would just start randomly, and later you come to realize that you forgot to build the base. Making and implementing plans is a skill, a rather important one, but is there a term as over planning.

From the start

From the start of humanity, no one really knew their purpose on Earth. No one knew what to do, they just knew they had to survive. I don’t know if it’s just me, but sometimes I feel the same way. Sometimes I wonder what is my purpose on earth? why am I here? I wonder what is the purpose of life. It’s always in the back of my head. I don’t have an answer to that question. It could be 42. I mean look at this compelling answer that the calculator gave me.

Jokes aside, I really don’t know the purpose of my life. But here’s my question, do I really need to? Do I need to know the purpose of my life? This brings me to my topic. Live life unplanned. Very often I find myself trying to plan out my life. Trying to specify hour by hour what I am going to do in a day. I find myself trying to give life purpose. You know what I have realized. IT DOESN’T WORK. And the funniest thing is, I’m so glad that it doesn’t.

Live Life Unplanned

The problem is that we try to plan out life. The one thing no one can control. We all do it. Ever been on a vacation, where you planned everything in extreme detail, and when you started your vacation…. your plan gave up on you. Yeah, that happens a lot. We feel sad and disappointed when our plans fail. Another problem is that we try to find a purpose in our lives, and while doing that we miss out on what’s right in front of us. LIFE. So what if we didn’t plan. What if we just simply lived life unplanned. What if we didn’t look for a purpose, but just experienced the beauty of life. When we don’t plan, there is no failure. There isn’t an “out of time” or “too late,” you just live life in the moment. You don’t stress about what’s next. All your attention is on the one moment in front of you. Life is valuable. Precious seconds, minutes, and hours go by. Time that you can’t get back. What I have realized is that the more time we spend on planning, the less time we are spending on doing stuff. The less time that we are living in the moment. Imagine if you went on a trip and you didn’t plan anything. Imagine the experiences. You could explore like never before and you wouldn’t be tied down by your plans. You could be immersed in the experience instead of worrying about what’s next. You could see everything from a different perspective. The beauty of life is that when nothing is for sure, anything can happen.

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