|i'm also 22, and when i speak with my older friends (35-40) we always marvel of how, even though we are all in different places in our lives, we still deal with life similarly. even our beliefs are in different areas, but the way the beliefs affect our daily lives is similar.|
i'm beginning to understand that life is just a constant learning process: that i will make mistakes, but i can learn from them. mistakes may hurt, but the lesson is what gives value to my life experiences. i have said this so many times before, but it means more to me now. i understand the extent of the idea better, but i know i don't understand it fully. oh, and just because no body ever quotes rilke:
you are so young, so before all beginning, and i want to beg you, as much as i can, to be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. and the point is, to live everything. live the questions now. perhaps you will learn then, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
resolve to be always beginning - to be a beginner!
i hope this helped. life is good.