Friday, July 16, 2010

The Importance of Being

Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in life's day-to-day. You have bills to pay, groceries to buy, a home to keep up with, and relationships to juggle. It's also easy to get caught up in how those daily life struggles make you feel- maybe you are overwhelmed or worrisome. Confused or concerned about how things are going or how they will turn out in the future. Understandably so, life can be a downer when you let all these things get to you.

I complain a lot about not having a full time job. I complain that I have very little money. Those are the things that bother me the most right now, but... when I think about it- those shouldn't be the most important things in my life. They shouldn't make me feel so bad. I shouldn't let those things interfere with how I want to live my life. It's true what they say, life is short.

Lately, I have been thinking about what is really important to me. I have enough money to sustain myself. I can put a roof over my head and food in my belly. I can get myself around town easily enough with my resources. I have spare time to cook and clean and enjoy the summer. If I wanted to, I could up and leave this city to start anew. I'm not tied down by a 9-5 and I kind of like that.

If money and jobs are less important to me then what is important? I've been thinking about this a lot and the most important thing in life to me is love. I know, it seems so corny and something that you would never expect from a pessimist like me but... being loved and giving love- that's all I want on this whole Earth. I want to feel loved and give my love to someone who will accept it fully. There can't be anything better than that feeling. A job can't give you that. Money can't buy it. Love doesn't care if you've been to University or College. If you have found love, don't let go of it.

What is the most important thing to you?


  1. Great post! I couldn't agree more.
    Love is the most important thing in life. Without love, we have nothing.
    I think all 20 somethings have issues with finding jobs and ones they like (including me!) We all expected to be working at our dream jobs right out of school, and hardly anyone is :/

  2. Awe, I love you Jovan, I really like this post because this topic has been on my mind for a little while and I have been trying to express "love" as we call it in my everyday life. It is hard sometimes since sometimes "love" is hard to express but I think it comes in my shapes and forms; like sympathy, angry, empathy, sadness and so on and if we are aware of those then I think that we are better people for it and then we are able to appreciate and love what we have in life. love you lots!