Open-mindedness is a quality that we hear about constantly. We see it in self-help books and we hear it while we’re in the midst of arguments. It’s easy to agree that being open minded is a good thing, but what exactly can it do for us?
Do you have a thirst for adventure, but an empty wallet? Welcome to the club—so do millions of young people. Young adults are at the best time in our lives to see the world, but for so many of us, it seems impossible.
When reality doesn’t match up to our expectations, it’s all too easy to give up on that life-changing love we used to idealize. It’s too easy to dull the pain of heartbreak by telling ourselves that the vibrant, fiery, ardent love we see in movies simply doesn’t exist.
“Let no one when young delay to study philosophy, nor when he is old grow weary of his study. For no one can come too early or too late to secure the health of his soul.”
It’s a common issue that those who dedicate their time to making others’ lives easier often feel dissatisfied where they are. While it feels wonderful to do good deeds and to know that you’re helping others, it’s that much better when you don’t need to sacrifice your own well-being simultaneously.
Traveling is one of those things that makes life worth living. We’re lucky to be able to speed across enormous distances in virtually no time at all, to have the opportunity to truly see the world, to experience various cultures, and to open our minds.
Have you ever looked up at the stars at night and been hit with the sudden realization that you are an indescribably tiny part of an vast, expansive universe? I have. Realizing that so much exists beyond your world can be scary, but it can also be inspiring.
Do you want to stop trudging through a monotonous life, worrying about insignificant matters and unable to fully enjoy what the world has to offer? Mindfulness is your answer. It’s a simple practice, one that only requires mental effort.
Whether or not you should date your best friend is an ongoing debate. Is true that the best relationships start as friendships, or is that just a myth? it possible to have all the perks of a friendship as well as the heightened connection you have with a significant other, all without any awkwardness?
Happiness is an elusive thing for most of us. The day-to-day grind likes to beat us down, often to the point where our minds are numb from exhaustion or even simple boredom. Learning to love life is a long journey, but the simple start can happen right here, right now.