At The End Of Our Lives, We're Either Known As Wise Or Known As Good, Not Both
Start writing a post
Adulting

At The End Of Our Lives, We're Either Known As Wise Or Known As Good, Not Both

The choice is yours, but it does matter on how you act, make decisions and handle your mistakes. No one is perfect.

25
At The End Of Our Lives, We're Either Known As Wise Or Known As Good, Not Both
Photo by Joshua Aragon on Unsplash

Would you rather be known to be wise or be known as a good person?

Some would say both, but at the end or our lives, I believe we are either one or the other. Life can get complicated and not always work out in the way we want it to be simply because shit happens.

I, for one, would rather be known to be wise (I want to live up to the definition of my name after all). Being thoughtful and cautious is the way to go: it can save you from heartache and from making catastrophic decisions.

There is a saying that says, "people make mistakes and mistakes can make people." I do not want to be foolish enough to where one careless mistake will determine the rest of my life.

Of course, one can argue that some mistakes are meant to be made. It's how people can learn and broaden their horizons, even find love.

But, how often is a person ready to make mistakes?

There can be great risk to that kind of thinking. How can a person live if they are always making mistakes? Are they really learning and building their character at that point?

I do not really know the answer to that question. I am young and fearful of really living because I don't want to fail, feel rejected or even hated for my individuality and whiplash thinking. Maybe it all takes a leap of faith or hell, even a little bit of self-confidence to get the ball rolling.

To live is to make mistakes: no one is perfect. NO one gets out of life alive. Making mistakes can lead someone to the righteous path.

Yes, it may be difficult but it's worth a shot.

Personally, being good is about how you define it. Do you want to be known for the good deeds you have committed? Are you gracious, faithful, non-judgmental and self-accepting enough to admit you're a good person? Do you know you can say that with confidence on the last day you are on the Earth?

Honestly I'm just throwing darts out there, I am no philosopher or a therapist. I'm just someone that likes to think they are thinking outside the box. I hope that in many years, I will know the answer.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

97202
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments