The advice I would give my 16 Year old, 21-year-old, 30-year-old, and my 40-year-old self.
There is a pattern here.
It’s simple, “try stuff dude!”
The bottom line, I am just like everyone else, I think, I often have made decisions in an effort to avoid fear and suffering, the dynamic duo. Of course, in the process I am not trying all the stuff I could be trying.
So my advice to myself to try stuff is about exposing myself to fearful situations and potential suffering.
Okay, so I am not going to stick my head in a lion’s mouth or take up high wire walking. My fear and suffering typically has been related to relationships, romantic and platonic, honestly, my biggest challenges in the past have been in this area of my life.
Try Stuff Dude! Fail along the way, learn somethings, try some more stuff. Realize that fear and suffering is going to come in some form and trying to avoid this dynamic duo is holding me back from experiencing life to the fullest extent.
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