Monday, May 6, 2013

Evolution of Asked Questions (Or How To Deal With Life and Money)

People are used to ask questions and try to find answers to them as soon as they encounter to a certain problem. Since our childhood we used to ask about everything we didn't know and that was the part of our childhood curiosity.
We saw our father, mom and maybe brothers and sisters. Then relatives. We wanted to call them. We wanted them to have a name for everybody and everything. That's why our first lesson in school was alphabet.
Then as we got new friends we started counting our surrounding. That's why we started learning numbers. But we had to talk to them. That's why we had the language lessons at the same time. For us it was enough, even sometimes we were getting tired and bored. Then we had more lessons. History, biology, second language and so on. We started asking questions on our past, on the nature and culture. We understood that in order to stay "cool" we have to learn as much as we can. Even some knowledge without a reason could make a big difference in some arguments.

 It was a game. The same way we started playing them before. But now it was a bigger game. Going deeper and deeper we understood that it's impossible to know everything we want. Some questions got unanswered and that's why we started feeling down. We got acquainted with philosophy, we started thinking more and more. As we learned more, we started having more questions. Answers still were not enough and they got less and less satisfactory.

The love from the first sight was unanswered.
Sometimes the question could be hard to ask. So we got our limits and started keeping ourselves of much interaction. Losing interaction meant less possibilities for adventures, so we had to make something new in order to get new pleasures. We started thinking about... MONEY! How to get money? By learning ONLY ONE THING and doing it all your life for the purpose of money.

For some people it's not exactly this way. Some people found out peculiar ways to get money not working for others, but working for themselves. That's how it can't be called work. It's entertainment. For these people work is not 9 to 5 job. It's something they wanted to do all their lives and still never get bored. Who are these people? I have an answer fortunately.

Answer is: Children. What?
Yes, that's right. Grown up children who never lose curiosity. What is missing in other people is that they ask questions in order to know the answers that everybody else who are older already know. So they continue living like their fathers.

Those who ask just for the sake of knowing the answer and nothing more are the ones who get their work done with the sense of humour. As Alan Watts reminded us: What would you do if money were no object? Artist? Film director? Blogger like me or even more successful like Leo Babuta? Writer? Whatever your answer is, Start Now! The biggest trouble is you think you have time. Time is here, it's nowhere else. It's not standing in tomorrows. It's standing in the current moment as you read it. Go and never be late for adventures!

"A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both." 

François-René de Chateaubriand

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