June 21, 2020 – Day 97 of my quarantine
The thing about owning intellectual property rights is that you can do any damn thing you want with your intellectual properties. You can update them, rebrand them, reissue them, even re-design them – they remain yours. Your work product. Your intellectual property.
Yesterday I realized that a person’s life is exactly the same. When you own a life you can do whatever the heck you want with it. You can update it, rebrand it, change your looks, change your mind, change your beliefs, do a make-over – it remains yours. Your work product. Your Life.
Yet so often in life, we mindlessly relinquish control of our lives to other individuals or organizations because we believe or become convinced that we do not know what is best for our own life. Plus it’s easier if someone else is making or informing your life decisions for you because you then never have to take complete responsibility for your behavior or words. If things go wrong you can just blame them.
But if you choose to follow that course, a gnawing dissatisfaction with life will begin to grow deep inside you. You won’t notice it at first but after a lot of time passes it begins to take root and grow and you will feel a vague, mysteriously pervasive discomfort. The counterintuitive problem here is that because you feel this discomfort you will then allocate more and more control of your life to outside forces, mistakenly assuming that there must be something “wrong” with you to cause this feeling of discomfort.
Sadly, there are people who live their entire lives like this and die unhappy, unfulfilled, resentful, and bitterly disappointed.
I’m not going to be one of those people.
Sending you all my Love and Light. Stay Safe. Stay Smart. Stay Sane. Stay Strong out there.
Until next time … Here’s Billy Joel with -“My Life”