Great fear of shallow living

Great fear of shallow living
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Living life to the fullest, it’s something most of us wish to do, though it is hard to paint a picture of how this life is supposed to look like. Perhaps that is because “living life to the fullest” differs for all of us. Some find happiness in lifelong commitments, whereas others prefer to continuously rotate their lifestyle. Whilst some find satisfaction in a life spent with their beloved family in the suburbs, some strive for more.

Personally, I have not been able to make up my mind as to which life I desire to live. I enjoy chasing my dreams, big or small. I fear of it taking its toll on me though. Adventurous living and dream chasing can become quite exhausting, and perhaps, quite lonely too. Despite the fears, the presence of this wanderlust filled adventurer inside me is not to be silenced. How I wish to see the depths of the oceans through my own scuba mask, or feel the raindrops fall from Amazonian jungle leaves gently roll down my arm.

But there’s a part of me that has great wishes of lifelong romances and the perfectly average family life. Picking up kids after soccer practice or ballet classes. A lifestyle complimented by family dinners and movie nights. Even waving the youngsters goodbye as they go off to start their very own life, how heartbreaking it may be, is part of this contrary desire. But of course, here as well, lies angst and fear. Fear of living a dull life, growing weary of the routines and ordinariness of it all.

These fears are insignificant compared to my great fear of shallow living. Truth be told, I’d much rather follow either of the lifestyles above and put up with its unfavorable consequences, than to live a life in which I feel as if I’m not living at all. Delving into the beauty of either of these lifestyles would (partly) compensate for its unfavorable consequences anyway.

To conclude, remember to always be grateful for what you already have. Because sometimes it might feel as if we live a shallow life, as if life as a whole is simply meaningless. Well, my dear reader, this is up to you to change. Often times this change is only as minor as shifting perspectives, opening your eyes and noticing the slightest changes that cause no day to ever be the same. You will see that life, even in its seemingly most ordinary state, is actually an extraordinary spectacle.

“I must be a mermaid
I have no fear of depths
and a great fear of shallow living”
– Anaïs Nin


Credits:
*Hair: Love [Sippy Cup] [Mystics] @ Hairology
*Top: :::Sn@tch Batik Halter Bikini Top (White-U):::
*Tail: *M.C.* Sea Mist Tail – Pink
*Head: CATWA HEAD Destiny V4.9 @ MBA Fair 2016
*Head applier: Lumae :: Eirtae – Imryll // Bare @ MBA Fair 2016
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
*Eyes: AG. Elysian Eyes – Ocean

Pose: Nais – Delphine – 06
Location: Mermaid’s cave


Event dates:
Hairology | August 10 – 30
MBA Fair 2016 | August 1 – 21

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