It’s important to deal with our ‘demons’ (problems) before they get bigger and complex. When they begin they have be really simple. However they grow as they become interlinked with other issues or reinforced with thoughts. Don’t let these sorts of problems have control over you and deal with them at the root. Also don’t think about them being around you attached to you, but within you think about the strength you have to overcome and change. Don’t let external issues like this hold you down.
Do you see yourself completely separate from nature and the world overall?
The body is an exchange of things so is life in general. Countries exchange culture, ideas and physical goods. Nature works in a interlinked system.
So perhaps one (many others) useful way of looking at the world is an extension of the self? The world can also be seen as one unified whole and body.
There is a good argument to keep looking at your mobile phone all the time and not always having it on as it is a distraction. Can this apply to other things as well such as watches. Is constantly checking the time actually preventing you from living in the present moment and focusing on whats there? That is an important question to ask.
Time is something that seems to keep you confined in a certain way, I guess a bit like a box but one that seems to change some ways overtime without you being completely free from the box. I’m not saying ignore time but to enjoy what is around you before its gone.
Sometimes it is interesting to think about how different people think about the same thing differently. One example I learnt for geography at uni (which is quite an interesting example from the geo perspective so I will repeat it and add to it) was how someone could see a forest or woodland in different ways. It could be seen as a resource, or a place of biodiversity, or a place where you can go on walks or outdoor pursuits or a place of memories or somewhere isolated at night.
Perception of course varies more than that. As I mentioned previously on this blog language is one thing the affects perception e.g. how you see colours. But there are of course physical differences in people that will affect how somebody sees something, Synesthesia (wikipedia link) is one interesting occurrence in some people.
“Hey I enjoy making a difference to the world don’t you?” I want to change the world may be an overused statement in some ways or a wish that is not achieved. But of course life is an ever changing experience in which everyone is able to create some kind of change in so in one sense everyone is making a difference to the world by just being there.
Rather than following others create your own culture, express your own views. There are many ways to get creative out there and that doesn’t just include creating things traditionally thought of as art. You can still entertain yourself without always going back to tv. Entertain can mean “to give attention or consideration to (an idea, suggestion, or feeling)” and you do not need tv to do that.
Best to mostly avoid the status quo as it is full of followers, be a lion and not a sheep. Stand for yourself.
Try out new things, the best way is to go out into the world and explore. For that you may need to overcome fear, laziness and self limiting beliefs but it is worth it.
People naturally influence others around them and by standing for yourself you naturally make the world a better place. Your worth isn’t determined by what others think of you (though it is still good to treat others well of course). It is cool to be true to who you are.