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What Do You Live For?

A look at the little things in life

What Do You Live For?

Have you ever looked at your life and wondered, what do I enjoy? You’re living in this amazing world where you experience every emotion. There is happiness, sadness, struggle, excitement, stress, and everything else that goes with all of these feelings. However, we sometimes get so caught up in our lives that we don’t take a step back to think about how these emotions come about. Why do we get happy? What makes my life so incredible that I am getting up each day, ready to conquer it?

In my life, I have tried to pinpoint the things that bring me the most happiness. Whether it is a person, an object, or even just an idea. We are all living separate lives from each other, and the extraordinary thing is that we are all living for something different.

My family and friends are, no doubt, the biggest contributors to my happiness. I live to make them proud and to be there when they need it, because I know that they would do the same for me. Now, if you asked almost anyone in the world, they would say the same exact thing. So, I’m asking you to dig a bit deeper.

I live for the window seat of a plane. At this moment, you’re probably thinking that I am absolutely insane. What is so great about the window seat? You’re crammed into this aircraft that has very little space for your stuff and you, and, on top of that, you are closed off from the middle of the plane by the two seats next to you. If you’re someone who gets very claustrophobic, this most likely sounds like your worst nightmare.

Well, let me give you my perspective. I’m sitting on this plane for three hours or so, and I need something to do. I’ve read a lot of my book, the apps on my phone are getting boring, and the person next to me doesn’t have anything interesting to say. What is a person to do? One can go absolutely insane from the temperature of the plane, the smell of the people getting sick, the small space that you are sitting in, and so much more. So what do I do? I look out the window. Normally, this would be a situation where the plane has to go below the clouds because who wants to look at white, fluffy blobs that look like cotton candy for three hours? I live for the moment that the pilot decides to make their final descent or initial takeoff because, for a little while, you start to feel very small, but in a good way. I look at the land below me and think, there are so many places to see, so many people to meet. Look at that car driving on the highway. Are they going to work? Maybe they’re traveling across the country. They could be doing so many different things, and that, to me, is amazing.

We are so closed off by the lives that we live that we don’t take a second to look at the greater picture, whether it be in our minds or through the tiny window of an airplane. It is a big world out there, and so many people are living for different things. So, I challenge you, what do you live for?

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