Each Day Is A Little Life

Take a second and think of any man this moment. What that man is today is simply a reflection of everyday he has lived up to this point in time.

I recently stumbled across a quote by Arthur Schopenhauer. Despite its simplicity the effect it had over me was powerful. Now hear me out, I’m not the type of guy that gets really inspired by quotes or Googles them like a fat girl before starting a new diet, which she will later give up on and decide it’s easier to stuff her face with Haagen Dazs ice cream and sausage & egg McGriddles. I especially believe most quotes are simply red pill realities sugar coated for the blue pill prescribed masses. Besides I get enough of these quotes from ‘like’ thirsty girls trying to get their daily dose of attention. But I believe this quote has the power to improve our current state or at its least it can be used as a measure to reflect upon ourselves.

“Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to sleep and rest a little death.”

Tomorrow you will wake up. Your lifespan is 24 hours, how will you live it?

You wake up. Did you hit the snooze button on your alarm or where you up and ready after its first ring? Now did you have a nice balanced breakfast or did you microwave last night’s pizza? Do you feel comfortable in your clothing? Did you brush your teeth? As in life the parallels in this quote are simply a micro interpretation of your life, and a good youth is essential for a good life.

If you have a crappy morning odds are you are going to have a crappy day. You woke up late, you didn’t eat a good breakfast, you don’t feel comfortable in your attire, you didn’t even brush your teeth and now you have all that internal baggage dragging you down all day, simply because the beginning was shit. Just as in life if a kid has a shitty childhood then guess what? That kid will most likely grow up and be a shitty person (there is exceptions of course). So in our 24-hour lifespan we must make sure to take full advantage of this youth and start it off correctly since each action affects the next.

Do you have ambitions or goals for your day?  You must wake up and have a goal in mind, you must be hungry for something, anything. Whether it’s changing the light bulb that gave out last week, or something bigger like starting a blog from your cheap brand name laptop and not to mention your crippled Wi-Fi signal that comes and goes. As in life you see the parallels in your days. You have long term goals in life, whether it’s in your career, your game or enhancing your appearance by hitting the gym. It all starts one day. That is what keeps us moving and looking forward towards another day; the hunger to accomplish these goals. So in your remaining hours of life do you have a goal in sight? Will you accomplish it? Will you try?

Now the sun has set, you know your time is near. Can you lay in bed with peace of mind knowing you did everything in your power to accomplish the goals you set? If yes then reflect upon what you have accomplished and let yourself know that you are a better man than you were when you first woke up. As in life one day we will die. Every experience we live through eventually leads us all to death. When we know our time is near will we look back and ask ourselves if we accomplished everything we ever wanted, if we tried.

The man is all he ever was. Every experience will add up to the man he is today. It all depends on each day of his life, if most of yours days are filled with accomplishments or on the other hand failures your life is just going to be a magnification of each day of your life. Just how a single drop of blood can identify a man, a day in your life can identify the type of life you have or will have.

Of course, you can simply die tonight and know you will have tomorrow to live again.

Read More: Shortness Of Life

26 thoughts on “Each Day Is A Little Life”

  1. Every time a man awakes he is thrown into a new day in which he must strive to live it better than other days. If a man has a bad day then his goal the next is to live the next better than the previous day. There is no time to stop improving and coast idly by.
    A great man is never complete and can always be improved.

  2. This is a great point…. and also the reason I find the 9-5 lifestyle to be a setup for a crap existence…
    Scramble out of bed in a rush for a job you don’t like or even if you like it you’re still in a hurry to get there….
    It takes me several hours to wake up and start my day, and many days I don’t start any serious work until 3-4pm, I’m often done before 7, but sometimes carry on until 8-9pm because I enjoy what I do and I’m relaxed because I didn’t start my day in a scramble….
    The world is still fixated with the lifestyle of pre-industrial farmers where daylight hours are so so important, but in truth, the morning is a time for quiet contemplation, light exercise and preparing for the day ahead….
    Some of the old cultures had the new day starting at sunset, not sunrise… I try to observe that also….

    1. Right on. The same can be said for the notion of Retirement™ at 65. It’s a tacit admission that most jobs suck. I’m going to pursue my own projects and ambitions as long as my brain still functions. The only thing I’m working towards retiring from is the 9-5 grind and it’ll be a hell of a lot sooner than 65.

      1. Feriss’ assessment of the life deferment plan in the first part of The 4-Hour Workweek is required reading along the lines of this comment thread.

      2. Feriss’ assessment of the life deferment plan in the first part of The 4-Hour Workweek is required reading along the lines of this comment thread.

      3. I will draw my full pension in my 50’s if the occupied federal govt does not succeed in taxing my pension. The wheels are already in motion for this however so I just have to wait out the new 12-15 years and see.
        My greatest fear in my current job is possibly getting a millennial gen Y boss someday. I have a few millennial subordinates and they are worthless yet think they are a godsend.
        I could not stop myself from telling a possible millennial superior to stick his xbox controller up his ass. And then stomp his ass when he responds with the oh so typical smart mouth comment.
        Someone should tell those dickheads that respect and entitlement are different things,

        1. Put the xbox controller down Harrison, Dakota, Maximus or whatever your attention whore parents named you.
          So fucking typical of a millennial. You missed the fact I’m still the boss and managed to do it in text message speak.
          However, numbers are not on my side which is why I dread the day one of you sucks the right cock and gets moved to admin.

      4. just quit, Nick… you’d be amazed what will show up when you have to make things work a different way….
        the best thing that ever happened to me was living on a tourist visa…. unemployable….. you find a way… you’d be amazed how resourceful and persuasive you can be if you need to eat….

  3. True, disregarding what time of day you wake each day is meant to be productive and a step closer to fulfill yourself and accomplish your goals. If you waste your days thinking of the past and what could have been, you will go no where. A man takes action.

  4. I enjoyed this article as well. Made me think about my schedule in a new way. ROK is apparently bringing in a lot of young talent now.

  5. The quote is like a full explanation of “seize the day.” I’m gonna try it. Not bad for a 19-year-old. You write older.

  6. every day I don’t get to lie out naked in the sun with other masculine men is a wasted day.
    I love masculine men!

  7. This is good stuff for a 19 year old writer. I strive to live this way but often fail.
    When I consider you (the writer) is part of the most selfish, ignorant, entitled, generation to ever grace this earth I can’t help but wonder if this was plagiarized.
    If not I’m glad a good one got through the NWO warfare that has assaulted your generation.

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