Sidebar: We are finite.
I finally saw Perks of Being a Wallflower (with the best little sister ever).
And there is that iconic statement that Charlie makes: “I feel infinite.”
I don’t believe that. We have limits, we have bounds, we have an end. But I also believe that we don’t have to restrict ourselves by those bounds or by those limits. In fact, I feel that we are increasingly pushed to reach for the impossible because here’s the thing: you are more powerful than you think you are. And that’s scary. Really scary. Because when you know you have that power, that potential- for some reason, you recoil and you get comfortable with what is around you. While there is nothing wrong with getting comfortable, those challenges, those bounds you push-after the fact you think to yourself, “Wow, I just did X.”
No matter how small the challenge, there is that spark. That’s living.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. –Oscar Wilde
I don’t want to exist. I want to live and as cheesy as it sounds, I want to feel infinite.