This is it

There is no other way to put it but, this is the best time of your life and this is it. Although the last time someone said that line, said someone died because of a heart attack which later turned out to be the doctors fault and no one ever found out why did he have a amusement park in his backyard that being said, still let’s go with it. So this is it! You are exactly where you are supposed to be. You do not need to worry about completing that list; toss that “the 100 things to do before I die” aside. Because you didn’t even realize that your joy and memories were all parts of things that had nothing to do with that list.

Quit investing your time in objects. Yes those oh my gosh, oh my gosh this over priced toy of a show from my childhood that no one remembers and I really didn’t cared for but I have to buy it counts. So do those cinderella stelletos from that posh shop with five pairs on display.Open your eyes to your experiences, they will always give you more satisfaction than any object can. The happiness tied to an object prevails as long as you don’t have it, and when you get it, there is no long term pleasure or feeling of happiness that you thought there would be. After a while it’s just that pretty white dress you thought you’d look gorgeous in but never had a chance to wear or that secret collection of necklaces you have (what? I happen to like necklaces no really. Seriously). An experience however lasts for much longer and that now has been proved by science by science I mean that random piece of literature I read floating on the inter webs.

Your life lies in your future and your memories are only yours and yours to cherish, cherish them smile. Yes! smile that’s something we’ve replaced with a frown lately because we’re too hip to smile And in some cases it’s been replaced by duck faces.

You’re twenty-something, if you’re reading this you’re literate, you have an Internet connection and you have money more than 90 percent of the world. There is nothing that can stop you from being what you want to be but yourself (and boos and drugs and women/men and society and education and money and…)

But I will say this life is too short to listen to bad music. Treat yourself with an exotic flavor of jazz or maybe Congo. Dance, because you deserve it alone in the dark- Or with someone in a crowd. Lose yourself.

Everything you’ll ever need to be happy is right there with you right now, it’s all around you. You don’t need “oh if I had that or him/her I’ll be satisfied or happy”. If you’re with someone-brilliant and if you’re alone – brilliant. If you have friends to tag along, that’s lovely, if you don’t, in the history of man kind there hasn’t been a boring walk in the park alone. What you have is yours what you don’t is not and you can’t change it but you can certainly keep trying and waste what you have for something that was never yours to begin with.

Work and work with all your strength, faith and commitment. Don’t look for the money it will follow. If this still doesn’t make you happy, quit. There isn’t a better feeling than knowing you left something behind; that you never really wanted for yourself. Don’t do things for the sake of it , life’s too short for that.It’s never too late to get out of it.

This is it.

Disclaimer : This by know means is ‘you only live once’ aka YOLO. Oh god no, please no. That …. forget it. no!


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Fahim Akhter

Fahim is a product manager with over 10 years of experience currently working as product head at MONT5. He focuses on user centric centric design, especially on brand, user experience and revenue product challenges. Prior to joining MONT5, Fahim's has worn multiple hats during his career from game production to product development but the emphasis has always been on creating unparalleled user experience and to help startups to make complex products more engaging. He has worked on diversified portfolio of startups including games, apps, education and e-commerce with product reach of 10M users across the globe. Fahim is a computer science graduate from FAST Islamabad. He volunteers for education and mentors students and startups, to help them grow and drive innovation.

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