13. You will miss a ton, …
April 19, 2012 § 1 Comment
13. You will miss a ton, but that’s OK. We’re so caught up in trying to do everything, experience all the essential things, not miss out on anything important … that we forget the simple fact that we cannot experience everything. That physical reality dictates we’ll miss most things. We can’t read all the good books, watch all the good films, go to all the best cities in the world, try all the best restaurants, meet all the great people. But the secret is: life is better when we don’t try to do everything. Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful.
This is comforting to me-trying to experience it all is not only impossible, it takes away the essential beauty of the human experience. Writing reflects this “slice of life” we experience. While we are on this Earth, our duty as writers is to communicate what we have uniquely lived.