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"If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!". Its a worn out catchphrase, but still it makes a good point that we should try to turn misfortune into an opportunity. If you can do that, it may give you a winning edge in tough situations, and help you remember a bad experience as a good lesson. But when living in the comfort and relatively safe civilized world, life don't often gives lemons. True, every once in a while it does, but for the most part, life gives plain apples. Now I know many people are just fine with that, and once they are all warm and cozy in their comfort zone, they will see no reason to try and leap ahead of the curve. But not all of us are like that. Some of us ( including myself, if that is not yet understood ), find it hard to cope with routine and with monotony. We are the novelty seekers, the ones that are always on the look for new experiences - and here's why things are so tough for us: No matter what life style we have, no matter how extraordinary and exciting it may seem, most of it is still just routine. Plain apples. Thomas Edison famously said that being an inventor is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, and if this is how the life of Thomas Edison was, I don't think any of us can expect any better. But still it hurts, and it ware us novelty seekers out, and it puts us in odds with the rest of the world that doesn't understand why we seem to wish for more lemons. So what can we do about it? I really don't know. So joining the nice tradition that started evolving in Vingle, I turn to you my friends for assistance. I'd appreciate any kind of thoughts and ideas because I really don't know how to make what could be a good life ware me down. Many thanks, Oren
Hey! I was doing the 9-5 grind for a while (which of course meant working 8-7pm M-F) and it was routine but also exhausting. I ended up starting freelance a little over a year ago and while there's still a routine (and a lot more risk) I think being able to take the lead and try new things when it comes to working has made me a lot happier. Though I'm still trying to figure it all out myself honestly!
nicely done