“Never give up control. Live life on your own terms…
Right from the start, it’s a death sentence. But until then, who’s in charge? Me. That’s how I live my life.” — Walter White, Breaking Bad.
Re: How to live life
Everyone knows the whole cliché about living life on your own terms. I do mine on my own terms, own rules.
Hate working for someone else? Set up your own business.
Monogamy not your thing? Have non-traditional relationships.
Country going to shit? Pack up and move.
Today, I want to complete the equation. To maximize freedom and happiness with your own rules and own terms, WITHOUT GOING CRAZY OR GETTING ANXIETY, you also need to find YOUR OWN TIMELINE.
This post is for anyone who’s living life on your own terms. I’m here to remind you that you also need to get your own timeline.
A while back, I saw a hilarious tweet from my kindred spirit Alvin Tan that said: “I’m almost 30 years old, and I’m practicing on my $20 Walmart skateboard in my living room naked. WTF am I doing with my life…”
Now, knowing he and I are both anti-marriage and anti-kids, I replied: “Well, better than chasing after three kids at age 30.”
It doesn’t matter if you’re my ideological comrade. The message here is to lead your own life on your own TIMELINE.
Whatever your definition of success, know that you will get there eventually.
Especially if you’re not living by societal standards. All the more you shouldn’t give two fucks about Society’s Standard Timeline (SST) delivered to you via Societal Programming.
You want to hear my story?
I have been hustling on an online business that sells the planet’s most amazing fashion accessories and jewelry for the past 12 months. Last month was our best ever month in terms of profits. Then this month came around and out of nowhere I’m hit by problems caused by some low IQ retards that threaten to take down my entire business.
As we speak, I’m still trying to fix things. That’s how it is. Sometimes you make a little progress and then get pushed half a step back. Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring.
And as long as in the long term, you’re moving in the general direction of progress, who cares how long it takes. Does it matter in the grand scheme of things?
Another way to look at this…
I turned 25 years young recently. Peers my age are getting conned by society, BIGLY! I look at Facebook and everyone is getting into debt with mortgages and signing their lives away to marriage in their early to mid 20s.
You see, Unquestioning Joe and Unthinking Sally totally buy into society’s predetermined timeline which tells them what they need to do and where they need to be at whatever age.
For the outcasts and geniuses who forge their own path, many a times you will feel like you’re going nowhere. Don’t fret – that’s because you’re going somewhere not on the map that normal people use.
The solution is to construct your own map from scratch. Because what else? Who can predict how things will look in 3 years’ time?
Maybe Joe would be 28, divorced, lost half his assets, trying to get back into the dating world with 2 kids by his side and a 200-pound dad bod.
Maybe they would be 30, their 30-year-old wives have grown fat, and they now hate each other’s guts but will stay in a sexless marriage for the next 60 years.
It doesn’t matter.
What about you? You matter.
Perhaps in 10 years’ time: this impatient 25-year-old you would be 35. But he would be debt-free, kids-free, just made his first million dollars, and dating 18-year-old hotties.
My point is, everyone lives on their own timeline. Some people become a millionaire at age 25 but contract a serious illness that screws everything up at 30. Some people stay healthy and become president at 70.
There’s no expiry date to success.
As long as you refuse to listen to Uncle Joe and Auntie Sally. They are crabs in a bucket trying to pull you down.
Don’t judge yourself by other people’s timeline. We run our own race.
In Hinduism, they don’t worry about tomorrow. They believe life is lived breath by breath. It’s called Prana. Well, you never know how many breaths you have remaining in you. But as long as you’re still breathing, you can fight to live by your own rules and own terms. On your own timeline, of course.
I’ll see you in the next post.