There’s an old saying, “Life sucks, and then you die!” It seems that we live in a world where we are constantly pushing for some random, unattainable goal or giving up and sitting on a couch until we’re covered in dust. Most compare our lives with those down the street or those we see on TV, and then cheer when we see those same people fail or falter under huge expectations.
If life does suck, then what hope is there? If we live a series of unfulfilling days with momentary thrills scattered here and there, then why get out of bed?
I assure there is hope. Sure life isn’t easy, but it can be fulfilling. The key is to know what you are living for, and that is why Man V Reality (MVR) exists… to live a reality worth living and to explore our realities in community.
Let’s look at the three pillars that MVR is built on:
- Visualize, KNOW THYSELF: The first uses of the phrase, “Know thyself” may have been used to keep yourself from bragging too much, in other words you better check yo-self before you wreck yo-self. For the purposes of MVR we will seek to understand ourselves, what makes us tick and how to live our lives in light of that knowledge.
- Mobilize, EXPLORE THY WORLD: The world is big, so let’s conquer it before it’s too late! The great explorers of old (and explorers of the future… when Star Trek becomes a reality) sought a life of adventure and discovery by going where no man has gone before. MVR will go to places and explore how to make it better, faster and easier.
- Realize, LIVE THY LIFE: Let’s be honest, we all want tomorrow to be better than today. Even if today is pretty good, we don’t want to step backwards. If we live a life pursuing what matters most, we can live life to the fullest, even when reality tries to rain on your parade.
Visualize, Mobilize and Realize a life that is worth living. What could you do today to give reality a good, swift kick in the pants? Make it say, “Fine! Have it your way!”