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The title’s 101 not because I have that many dalmatians at home, but because as of this moment that’s the number of posts on this blog. Which isn’t showing off — I started the blog in May 2012 so really it’s quite the opposite as I know a fair share of you who cover 100 posts in a week or two. I’ve been on and off in the past, unable to get myself to stick to posting. Back then it had a different purpose, different content, and a different theme. But I believe now I have a more clear direction and a better management of my time for it, so it should hopefully keep growing instead of stalling. In just 2 months this year I’ve achieved just as much as I did during 2014 and 2013, and I’m one third of the way to beating my stats for 2012. Which is not to say the path it was headed toward previously is wrong, it was simply aimed at a different target. Or, to use another Hemingway quote…

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

Just because the start might not have been that brilliant, it doesn’t mean I get to just ignore it. It still included writing and thoughts that came from me, it included pieces of myself. But it’s important to remember and honor the past, just as much as we aspire and plan for the future. Without the past we wouldn’t be where we are and there would be no future to look forward to — we’d still be at square zero.

So, a note for myself, and for everyone else I guess, keep bleeding, keep writing, keep sharing your hurt with the world. If we can all relate and help each other get through the pain, we’ll come out stronger in the end. Here’s to another 100 posts — cheers!

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What the heck is a Limit?!

Limitless

  • Limit (noun, lim-it, \ˈli-mət\) – a : something that bounds, restrains, or confines; b : the utmost extent

I would like to argue the definition written above, for the most simple reason out there: there is literally nothing more flexible than a limit. What is your limit today, can become your starting point tomorrow. Look at sportsmen, they start as little kids playing a game, and grow up into professionals who get paid because of how far they’ve pushed the limit in their area.  For the human kind the sky we see outside used to be the limit once upon a time, but that is no longer the case. Now that we’ve pushed that limit aside, we get a much broader and rewarding image whenever we look at the sky.

Even scientists might beg to differ and show some lovely statistics to back up their arguments, but what about the exceptions and who decides who gets to be an exception? Why can’t everyone be an exception? The reason is simple, because people fear to push their limits or do not have the conditions to do so. Genetically or even physically, one might not have sports in their blood, but there came the Paralympic Games (and basically versions of all sports played by people with disabilities). The limit was pushed for disabled people. No, it wasn’t pushed, they pushed it themselves. Racism used to keep a whole portion of the human kind as slaves, but that is no longer the case — another major limit that was pushed. The examples are countless and all around us, we just need to look.

As Albert Einstein has said, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” So can scientists and statisticians and politicians and doctors and who else not, tell you where your limits are. But those are not your limits, not truly, because every boundary can be pushed and so can your limits be moved. Why should you stop here and not move further? Because someone else told you to? The world might not be as united as it used to be, so you might need to sink into your own soul to find the motivation and hope to keep moving because everyone around you will keep telling you to stop but you don’t have to. That light at the end of the tunnel everyone keeps speaking about? Don’t let that light be your last stop, move beyond into the magnificence that lies behind it. Grab a piece of the forbidden fruit not because of others or because of spite, do it because you can.

If we all gave up, the human kind would join history alongside the Dinosaurs. Don’t think of what if something happened otherwise, think what if something happens otherwise. What’s done is done, but what’s to come can still be undone. Do not at any point feel bad about yourself, as then you’ll be placing the worse limits a human being can, shutting down themselves completely and on their own. No one said it’s going to be easy but if you just give yourself a little push, you might notice the world moving forward with you. If you fall behind, people will leave you, but if you get ahead, you may even get to help others. Help human kind push the limits it trapped itself with these days. We got from making fire from sticks and stones to possible blowing up countries. Something, somewhere, took a wrong turn, and while we cannot change the present we can aim for a brighter future. Start today by expanding the boundaries society has given you.

Reactions & Overreactions

Seriously, what is it with people not using their brain? There is a saying that I believe pretty much everyone knows: “Think twice before you speak.” Why do people not implement it in their daily life? Before you say or do anything, hold yourself for a while and just think what the outcome will be, what the results of your reactions will bring and whether or not you’re overreacting.

There is an unlimited amount of words and body moves one can make, and they’re all equally important. The difference between them can be what saves or loses a life at some point. We shape our lives and the future that lies ahead of us, and although we might not notice it instantly, our actions are what brings that future. Every little breath we take makes a difference and the more we act the more we influence the world.

Don’t be one of those people who ruin their future and because they’re careless and have no patience. You have the patience and power somewhere inside you, find it and make a better use of it. Don’t act without thinking.