Goals and where they lead you

Goals and where they lead you

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. – Tony Robbins

I like that quote. It’s true. Something you don’t have or something you want to achieve can only be reached by going for that thing, be it an object, a prize, a piece of knowledge or a friendship. Whatever it is, it has to be reached and that is done by telling yourself “I want to get there.” You’re at point A and you want to get to point B. Without a goal, you’ll find yourself wandering around, aimless. Goalless. That’s pretty obvious, but it is not less important.

Goals and where they lead you.

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Childhood memories

Childhood memories

I’m sure we all wonder what became of our childhood. With that, I mean the friends we had; what are they doing now? What do their lives look like? What’s going on in their minds? I like the idea of reunions which you see on TV or read about. Everyone getting back together to talk about the old times, the memories; good and bad. Ok, I’m not old and I’m sure the more experienced in life ones are going to say “whatcha talkin’ ’bout kid? You haven’t lived long enough, son”, but that doesn’t mean we, as (young) adults, don’t ever think about our childhood, the friends we had. Retrieve old memories.

I used to be a different kid. Not really different, as in special, but with different interests and different goals. My friends (I didn’t have many, but I used to spend most time with a few) and I grew apart. They still spend time together, but I went a different way. No problems with that, but sometimes you think what it would be like if you still spent time together. In the end, everybody goes their own way, each with their own happiness and success, but also with difficulties and sadness.

Everybody is writing their own story, with their own characters in it and a unique plot. They drive their story forward as protagonists making decisions. Each and everyone’s story is worth reading, don’t forget that. It’s easy to change someone’s story from a romantic feel good story into a drama; we forget that sometimes..

One day, I will attend a reunion and speak with the persons who took part in my story in the early chapters. They will probably leave the story again, but some might return as side characters, maybe helping the protagonist in his journey to his goal. I’m looking forward to it.

Can money buy happiness?

Can money buy happiness?

Money is a strange thing. It is used to acquire other things and people regard it as hugely important. Money also has a lot of consequences. It causes violence and even poverty. Quite odd, a materialistic thing that can cause wars and other negative effects. We have all heard someone say that money doesn’t make you happy, but is that really the case? I think it depends on the way you look at it.

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Collecting urge? Compulsive hoarding?

Collecting urge? Compulsive hoarding?

We all have something which has us collecting things that are about that thing we like (wow, read that one twice). It doesn’t have to be something that consists of collectables, but lots of times, those hobbies, interests, or likes tend to give us some kind of wanting feeling. When you like logging/woodcutting, you want to have wood. And more wood. And even more wood. Until your backyard is filled with wood, under roofs, in shelters, and so on (kinda looking at you, dad. No offense, having something that excites you is great. This sounds sarcastic, but it’s not.) Another example, one that is well-known: collecting cards. Trading cards, stickers, pictures, etc. This one is very popular. I’m sure there are a lot of research has been conducted about the causes, effects, feelings, etc. involving collecting and the urge of it, but I’m only giving my own view on it here.

The urge to collect things, especially with ‘subjects’ that contain a lot of things that can be collected, is something that activates some kind of obsessive state in humans (I think). Because there are things that can be collected, we want all of it, maybe because it gives us benefits or maybe because it gives us a feeling of completion. I don’t know what the exact cause of it is. It might also be some kind of way to show our ‘achievement’/collectibility (a word?) to others, especially to ones who also like collecting.

Pokémon. Everybody knows what that is (well, almost everybody). Finding and catching Pokémon (gotta catch ’em all!), of whom a lot are available. This also includes the trading card game. With lots of cards spread around the world for you to collect and to use in duels with other collectors/trainers.. It’s addictive! There is also the feeling when you open a booster pack, without knowing beforehand which cards are inside.. The surprise.. It’s thrilling..

Look at me, rambling on about collecting things, the compulsive hoarding of materialistic things. It’s quite hard to make sense of it, be it this post or collecting as a whole, but that’s also a matter of collecting: would be less exciting if I gave you all the sense and logicality in advance, right? Collecting is more enjoyable 😉

Have a jolly day and night!