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The Dalai Lama on Humanity



The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered:

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.  Then, he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.  And, then, he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present.  The result being that he does not live in the present or the future.  He lives as if he is never going to die and, then, dies never having really lived.”



Live For- The Weeknd Feat. Drake


It’s safe to say that OVOXO fans everywhere are rejoicing this week and with good reason.  Kissland is straight fire, The Weeknd and Drake are officially cool again, and the video for “Live For” is out for everyone to see.  When I first heard “Live For” a few weeks ago, not only was I ecstatic to see Drake on it as a feature, but I was immediately loving the hook, which I think is pretty relatable.  As a person who is pursuing their dreams and is surrounded by people pursuing their own goals, I can definitely bop to what I live for with the people that I’d die for.  All in all, I’ve been a fan of The Weeknd’s for a few years now and it’s very nice to see him still putting out good music.  If you take anything away from this, always do what you love with the people you will never forget.




Throw your head back

and laugh away.

Forget your cares for now.

Let your feet dance

and your mind roam.

You’ve earned this time to breathe.

Eat what you crave,

do what pleases you,

and surround yourself with love.

The sun won’t shine forever

and the night won’t last eternity.

Who says you can’t enjoy what you want?

Whoever told you that

just doesn’t know how to live.


My Life



I want to live a life that everyone wants,

but no one else can handle.

I want “being bored” to feel rare and unnatural.

I hope my camera dies everyday

and for my memory cards to fill right up.

I want a life where not one day is empty.

A life filled with surprise, excitement, and adventure.

A life that’s worth it all.

I want to live a life that’s perfect for me.

I want to live my life.


The World is Not Over!


I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that, since you’re reading this post right now, the world didn’t end.  Yup, it’s December 22nd, the day after the supposed end of the world, and, by the looks of it, we’re all still here.

Honestly, I don’t think many people truly believed that the Mayans were predicting the end of the world, but I do think a lot of people were using December 21st as a scapegoat.  I think the Twitter trend #EndOfTheWorldConfessions pretty much sums up what I’m talking about; however, I do think that this playful look at the end of our time really taught me a lot about life.  The truth is you never truly know when your time will come, so you have to be prepared for it at any given moment.  What I mean by “be prepared” is to live each moment so that if it really were your last moment you would have no regrets, leaving nothing undone or unsaid.  You have to live life in a way that, when you do go, you can look back at what you’ve accomplished and believe that there was nothing more you could’ve done.

With that being said, tell the people you care about that you love them.  Don’t let your mom think that she’s unappreciated and don’t let that girl think that she’s invisible to you.  Speak up about what you believe in.  Don’t let your morals and beliefs be jeopardized because you were too scared to voice your opinion.  Go after what you want in life.  Don’t let your passion be imprisoned within you without any outlets.  Don’t let your talent and motivation waste away in a place you could care less about.  Have fun.  Don’t spend your days denying invites to go out from your friends, so that you can sulk alone.  Don’t let any fears or reservations stop you from living your life.  Be honest with yourself and with others around you, project positive vibes, and use everything you have to make the most out of your life.  Don’t wait until “the end of the world” to live your life in the best possible way.

Treat December 21st as a little scare.  The scare that will push you to an even better way of life.  The scare that will keep you from counting down the days till the end of the world, but instead help you count the unforgettable days that you’ve lived so far and will continue to live.  It’s not the end of the world, so don’t treat yourself like you’re already  dead.

Do You!


When you start your life, you’re constantly surrounded by other people.  They may be family, friends, classmates, or anybody else, but you are rarely left alone.  Not only are you hardly ever unaccompanied, but what you do usually is closely linked to the plans of others.  Think about it.  In school, you graduate with your classmates and the school system already has determined which classes you need to take in order to do so.  With your family, if they move, so do you.  When it comes to your friends, you probably won’t go to a party unless they go, too.  Your plan is so structured by everything around you that you barely have time to process what you actually want for yourself.

Your life depends so much on others and your surroundings that, often times, you feel bound to them.  It’s hard to let go of classmates that you’ve gone to school with since the fifth grade and your family’s opinion has a big effect on your personal decision-making.  Without these people, your life could not be, which, in some sense, is true; however, everyone reaches a point when it is time to be independent and you have to come first.  You become self-sufficient, you determine your own life goals, and it is up to you to fulfill your life.  This is the point when you have to aim for self-actualization, regardless of others.

During this time, there may come points when your longtime bonds with people may challenge the plan you’ve set for yourself.  You don’t want to leave those people behind and you don’t want to neglect them in any way, yet what you’ve set out to do may not strictly revolve around them.  You have to be able to make yourself a priority and truly make an effort to create a life that you are happy with.  Now, I don’t think you should continue on and forget about the important people from your past, but I do think that you should live your life.

People live their lives every day and they live it for themselves.  They don’t live for others, so neither should you.  Strive to reach your goals, have fun with the people you love, and do what makes you happy.  People may judge or not understand it, but it doesn’t matter because it’s not their life.  As long as you don’t sacrifice what you believe to be important, just do you and that’s all I can say.