“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” -Oscar Wilde

As cliché as it sounds, life is not really about the end point of the destination, but rather the journey itself. It took a large portion of my twenties to really figure that out, even though I have had those older than me trying to give me all the life advice they could possibly have.  I guess you just have to experience it yourself to truly acknowledge it.

Life is not a one-way street

Conventional is overrated.  The basic stages of life’s A to Z that you supposedly need to follow to survive life will not work for each and every one of you. Instead, go the distance. Don’t think out of the box, but actually destroy the box and then you’ll have an empty canvas for your own desire. Let your imagination reach the limitless sky, and dedicate yourself to it, as you continue to design the timeline that is wholly you.

Happiness is not a goal, but an element out of the many parts of life

A lot of us have this naïve thought that happiness is something to be chased after. Just because we don’t feel that overjoyed sensation of living life all the time, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re living a terrible life. These emotions, ranging from sadness, to disappointment, delight, and satisfaction are all temporary at worst, and it’s what you do with these emotions that matters.

Never give up

When you find yourself at your lowest point, and start to question the meaning of life, breathe. Don’t let people tell you that you’re not supposed to be sad, but immerse in it. Recognize your faults and let the determination be induced by the act of falling down from time to time. Afterwards, make yourself realize the genuine value that is in you.