After all has been said and done, what is left? One spends a lifetime accumulating “things”, position, wealth (monetary/spiritual/knowledge/skills), praise, rewards. To what avail? When you leave this planet, it will be the same way you came in- with nothing materially. You really can’t take it with you. Accolades really mean nothing. You can be the fastest, smartest, trendiest, sharpest, most striking- doesn’t ultimately matter, does it?
How time can change one’s perspective! My obsession with music led me to try starting bands when I was young- never worked out. Committed to the unique, I found ways to ultimately do it myself. Personal freedom to both succeed and fail is the real prize. My goal is to produce music that is interesting to me. If others like it, great! If not,as long as I like it, that’s what counts.
Time will ultimately take it’s toll. The physical body breaks down. Mortality stares you in the face. What will be left? Your works; your legacy of love or hate. It’s hard to make proper choices, but we must try. As long as you can face yourself, that’s all that matters.
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