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It is easy to jump into that usual routine: wake up, shower, go to work (or class), come home, eat dinner, go to bed… repeat. So often, we forget that we are living and we just let our lives pass us by. I remember when I was 16 years old and I thought 24 was SO old… now I’m suddenly 24 and I am already worried that one day I’m going to wake up at age 50 and not even realize where the last 26 years of my life went by. That is a terrifying thought!
Here is what I have decided: Live everyday like it’s your last. Realistically, you won’t be able to cross something off your bucket list everyday, but you can still take advantage of the opportunities around you. Maybe your job is boring, but you can still make it fun: develop new projects within your job that will teach you a new skillset, go out of your way to meet new people and learn about them, and lastly, try to do something different everyday. I don’t mean drastically different, but maybe take the scenic route home- yeah it might take a little longer, but who knows when you can do that again? Or, instead of making some excuse to go home and just laze around in your bed, go check out that new restaurant your friends have been talking about. Remember that childhood dream of someday becoming a writer (mine), how about start brainstorming right now? Simply have fun and make your dreams a reality before it’s too late.
If I had one year to live, I would travel across the world to places I’ve never been, but most importantly, I would eat the best local cuisine you can imagine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From gourmet pizzas and pastas to khoreshte gheymeh and lubia polo. I would let my inner “shekamoo” free and just enjoy the best cuisine from every country.
What would YOU do if you had one year to live? It may be easier to answer the question this way, what would you NOT want to do? This week we are pleased to have Dr. Sadri Khalessi, by profession he teaches Math and Statistics at Stanford University and by passion he is well versed in Iranian and Islamic Literature, Philosophy, and Mysticism.
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