Are You Living or Are you Living Life?


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated “Do your work so well that no one else could do it better.” Today Americans are so caught up in their work that they forget to stop and look up at the world around them and enjoy it. Businesses compete with other companies, and the competition really brings the heat around holiday. This can really distract business workers from enjoying life’s little moments. For instance, some people might take each day of life for granted simply by a strict time schedule, and the everyday expectation that they will wake up every morning and continue living their lives. Unaware of how to appreciate and enjoy life until they are reminded of how short life is and how you are not in control of how long you can live your life. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover I had not lived (pg. 253 Thoreau, Henry David).” When Henry Thoreau observed he was not living life like he should, he decided to view Earth differently and live life differently by taking a walk through the woods and learning what it had to teach. Realizing he was not the only one who let his life of simplicity get in the way of living life itself. He also realizes that there is more to life than the job you have and how much money you have got in your wallet. In his story “from Walden,” he is saying to go out and explore the world and live your life before it is too late. Do not stay in one place for the rest of your life because you would be missing out; there is more to see. However for a business to do their work and be one of the best businesses around it takes time and dedication. For an employee, you would have to be devoted to nothing else but your job and your assignment, because one bad mistake could put you in a bad position and could get you fired. This would add a lot of stress, but it is sad because even those who are stressed will not stop what they are doing even for a second because they have to have it done. Life itself is a mystery, for there are so many things we do not know about the world we live in today. So why take life for granted when you could be living life to its’ fullest? Sure there are benefits to being the better business, but what is that going to do for you? What is the most you are going to get from the job you work for? The most you could get is probably retirement benefits. Right? So when do you plan on living your life? Now, before you retire, or after you retire because nothing else matters except the quality of life you desire.


2 thoughts on “Are You Living or Are you Living Life?

  1. I was just wondering …I just made my own blog on WordPress and I’m honestly not completely sure how to work it at all. Like how to view your past writes or follow people’s blogs? Could you email me ? 🙂 I would love the help haha it’s

    You had commented on my article on my friends blog the “Love on military time” (:

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