A good friend and I were having a phone conversation last night. During the conversation, we began to discuss S-E-X. She began to say that if you haven’t experienced many different partners, you never know how good it can be and then she correlated that with her various experiences with multiple drugs uses. (She doesn’t do drugs anymore, besides the occasional pot) She basically said she had lived because of these things, she had more experience in life because of these things. This lead me to wonder, is that what some people believe? Has our culture, our society, today’s world taken us that far into hedonism that we see that as the only way to have lived.
I want to say that I am sure there are many different definitions of what it means to really be living, experiencing life to the very fullest. My definition is not the same as her. Especially as of late, for some reason, maybe it is because I am nearing the end of the collegiate chapter in my life, I am feeling very empowered, passionate about life. I want to LIVE! I want to eat, sleep, breathe, and LIVE life. So, I had to ask myself what, does it mean to me? When the time has come for me to cease to exist, what will be the moments that I thought, “damn, life was good to me.”
I know a few things. I want my life to be filled with experiences. Different experiences, all the time. I want more than anything for my life to be filled with really good relationships. Just people who I really love and they really love me.
I want to ask the people I know what Morrie Schwartz asked the people he knew to do something for me. Call me. I don’t like to talk on the phone, but I need to do so more. Human voice is so important. I want to feel connected. Send me funny things, interesting things, good music, awesome movies. I want to do those things for you too. This will be my project. Each day, I want to share with the people I care about something and maybe I will post it on here what I shared and if I am lucky, what they share with me in return, then we can see the effect it has on my relationships.
I want to learn every day for the rest of my life. I want something new to be stewing in my mind every day. All day. I find peace in this.
You know what I love mooooorrrrre than anything though? Good conversation. Just conversation that is on fire. Being with people who can just talk about anything and everything or nothing at all. I love that. Talking to people where it is like playing Trivial Pursuit, what is next? What is next?