Living vs. Existing

I heard this question in a movie once:

“Are you living, or are you existing?”

To this day, I find it to be one of the most thought provoking questions I’ve heard.

It’s good to take moments to evaluate how your life is going. You need to ask yourself constantly if you are truly living or just merely existing. Many people have found themselves more in the category of existing, rather than living, and sometimes, once they realize it, it’s too late to turn back.

I have existed in this world for a long time. I would talk about my dreams and goals and everything I wanted to do with my life and how I wanted it to play out. I had a great life on paper, but when I asked myself what I was doing to actually live that life? Nothing. In order to truly enjoy life, you have to take action. You have to seize opportunities and carve out your path to greatness; no matter what .

I made a promise to myself that i would do more living and a lot less existing from now on. I have set out to accomplish things that I always talked about and I am very proud of myself. I personally don’t want to look back on my life and say “I wish I should have done…..when I had the chance.”  I think it is good practice to ask yourself this question every now and then to make sure we are living our best lives. You don’t want your years to pass you by, and you sit back and wonder what you could have been or could have done with your life.

We must take time to evaluate what we want out of life, and how to achieve that; otherwise, why are we living this life?

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