Warning: random existential rant ahead. So, I watched Braveheart on Sunday. I'd only seen it once before, many moons ago, and all I remembered was the infamous end to William Wallace. If that wasn't inspiring enough we followed it up by watching The Count of Monte Cristo. Two badass movies that exemplify people living lives worth telling future generations about.
Naturally, I've spun myself into a mini existential quandary wondering - am I living my life to its fullest potential?
I've always been averse to the 'live life to the fullest' mentality. That takes a lot of energy, and it's not very realistic on a day-to-day basis. The idea that you need to live each day like it may be your last doesn't bode well with crummy 9 to 5 jobs that most people need to do silly things like eat regularly and keep the lights on. However, I do think most people (myself included) can often get into the routine of going through life without looking for ways to make the most of it.
What will my legacy be? Will I raise children who grow into awesome adults who may positively impact those around them? Will I inspire students to pursue careers in Psychology, potentially helping thousands of people along the way? Or, maybe my destiny holds nothing more than smiling at a stranger who is having a bad day.
I just want to make sure I'm living up to my potential, because we all have greatness within us.
What will you do epic today?