Ray to Riches: Volume 13

Good Sunday Thursday evening to my young masters. Every week there’s a new reason to be excited with a new playlist of the hottest, newest, and underrated tracks that have surfaced during the week for your pleasure. As you jam along to the new tunes, if you’re a little more interested in my own (boring) life, then there’s a short story included that covers virtually any topic that reflects what I’m feeling at the time. These could be memories, experiences, feelings, and etc. This is my weekly recap in a nutshell.

1 week. 1 story. 7 days. 7 songs.  This is,

Ray to Riches: Volume 13

Date: Wednesday January 27th, 2016
Title: Don’t let them remember you

How do you want to be remembered by? A national hero?  A sports figure? A philanthropist? A wealthy individual? Or do you want to be a loving and caring parent? Maybe you just want to be a ‘normal’ individual who lives thirty years as a loyal employee getting paid a decent amount living in the suburbs.

It’s been on my mind lately. This whole concept of “career”. This idea didn’t fully come across my mind until going into university. Sure, when I was a kid I dreamed of being a professional baller or performing back-flips in outer space as an astronaut. But were they just dreams or could they really have been reality?

Maybe being an engineer (as I’m trying to be now) will be the right choice, maybe it won’t. But how will I know the outcome of any choice I make unless I live through it? I was watching a Sun Life Financial commercial the other day comparing ‘normal’ lives; working the office job for countless years, getting married and having kids, the whole typical societal routine vs. the non-conventional rebellious lifestyle of going overseas or creating shit or doing something interesting that’s out of the ordinary.

This is what I thought about the commercial and life in general (to a certain extent). Who cares what kind of life you live. What’s the difference between living with just the right about of money to spend vs. having an extremely excess amount of money if you’re at the same level of happiness and content in both situation? What’s the deal with this wave of culture undermining those who just want to have a simple life and have kids and spend time with their loved ones.

I mean look, I am not taking any sides. I never said working in an office setting is not boring. I say that everyone should live the way they want to. The way that makes them happy. Lives can’t be put on a spectrum and be judged. We are all unique. We have different interests and values and beliefs. We should take advantage of our own selves and discover the most fulfilling life we can live instead of trying to copy other people’s lives that we “think” are better than ours.


– Raymond

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