I lived in the Philippine jungles. Literally. I remember what it was like to wake up to my own mother bringing ocean snails just for us to eat. I remember not having power and at night my grandmother would walk me outside with a candle and I would see BILLIONS of stars because there was no light pollution whatsoever. I even remember the beer bottle caps i collected because we didn't have enough money for toys. I remember all of that.
Its interesting because where I came from people would see it as a third-world country, non-escapable, poor, never once being able to become successful kind of lifestyle. And for a long time, I agreed with that. I agreed with the fact that I should be grateful with what I have, and that I should stick with it. I should stick with everything in front of me and hold onto it so tight so that I will never go back to where I was. We all do that don't we?
But the greatest risk you will ever take is taking no risk at all. My favorite movie quote is from the movie God's not dead and it goes
"Sometimes the devil allows people to live a life free of trouble because he doesn't want them turning to God. Their sin is like a jail cell, except it is all nice and comfy and there doesn't seem to be any reason to leave. The door's wide open. Till one day, time runs out, and the cell door slams shut, and suddenly it's too late.
This has been one of the most applicable lines in my life, and I didn't realize it until I watched the movie! Its unbelievably crazy how we can get so comfortable where we are thinking everything will be perfectly fine (I'm not saying this to stress you out or panic you), and never prepare for that moment. Because we are all going to have a moment, trial, mountain, or storm that will prepare us someday down the line. We will not go through this life unscarred nor unscathed. Right now, your life has been molded by society. That's right. You have absolutely been programmed from the get go to be a cog in a wheel, a worker ant to follow orders, a slave to society.
Today must be the day you break that. Today must be the day you break through!! Today must be the day you say to yourself, "NEVER AGAIN!" But i must warn you that it is NOT easy. It is difficult, it is tough, it is stressful, and you may even lose a limb from it... But its worth it. A life well lived is a life worth fighting for, a life without a single risk turns you into grain of sand on the beach.