Hear me out, I LOVE thinking! I am obsessed with philosophy and psychology and English and the arts; I am also aware that I can think myself into a rut. If I fail to act upon the lessons then I am merely repeating that which I’ve learned. DON’T GET ME WRONG! I majored in philosophy and studied English; these subjects are fantastic and I have many friends and peers whom I highly respect who study and teach these as a vocation… I know (only speaking for myself) that I have a history of getting stuck in words and quotes and theories and not living that which I hold in high regard. Aren’t we our actions; not simple words. I have to be careful not to lose myself in ideas and LIVE these concepts; for I am not only what I think, but what I do.
Historically, I have found myself repeating ideas and notions; yet failing to have them come to fruition. Like I said; I hold all the deep thinkers of the world in HIGH regard, and absolutely do NOT deny the importance of the subjects. Again, I only speak for MYSELF, not THEM; if I was to deny the importance of these subjects, I’d be denying MYSELF. I must not only quote and repeat, but live the ideas which I hold in esteem, for I am not what I say, I am also what how I live. I leave you with one of my favorite quotes by the philosopher Epictetus; he was sold into slavery, yet thought and lived himself a free man and not in bondage of others: “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” -Epictetus