100th Post: On Shortness of Life

It’s been way over two years since I opened this blog. So managing 100th post in in bit over 700 days still averages about a post per week. Today we are going to, aptly return to the constant theme in my – and in everyone’s – life, which is that life is short.

Appropriately for celebratory post I chose the put out the best video I’ve created so far. Especially towards the tail end of my trip I seemed to hit another level, but overall the rise in my capabilities to express myself through speaking is significant. Not to say I’m still any good, I am still too mediocre to even retain most of people who stumble onto my videos.

I also added a little bit of compilation of random quick segments from old videos, mostly for laughs. Being able to make fun of myself, maybe another thing that I’ve improved on?

Yes, the name of the post is an homage of Seneca’s On Shortness of Life. I came across it many many years ago – if I had to guess when, it was my late teens. I didn’t really have the focus or attention span back then to really read it, but I did skim it and it gave me a little bit of urgency about my life. I also read a lot more articles like this at that same time, for instance this one. That latter one really hit deep on me. Testament to it is that I still remembered it after over half a decade so well it took me only 10 seconds to find it again, having never read it since that time I read it. Read that shit. It will wake you up.

That’s all I want to do here. It’s a lot of what I am doing with my blog, and with my life. Just shaking these zombies wandering around awake a little bit at a time. We all need to wake up into these bleak realities. They are uncomfortable to stare at, but they will fuel you to an amazing life better than nothing else.

We need lot of shaking awake – I just talked about this last december last time. And I am absolutely certain I will be talking of it again and again until I am dead. It’s the most important truth everyone of us must realize. It’s worth it to throw that old video in there too, even if it might get a little redundant at this point – It’s essentially just worse take on same topic. I think it’s worth it to see at least in terms of how I’ve improved over last 7 months:

Whether you believe in afterlife or not, you still need to understand that this form is limited, and to get as much done in this world as you can, you have to get urgent about it.

If this post made you think, drop me a comment.

6 Responses to “100th Post: On Shortness of Life”

  1. Oliwia August 26, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    I have only one thought in my mind now. Everybody knows how short life is, but only few people behave like their lives are short. And unfortunately I’m in the group ‘everybody’. I’ll change it. I promise it to myself! Thank you for the video and also greetings from Poland :D

    • Jarkko Helenius August 26, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

      Thank you for watching :) Seems like I got my point across so I am happy about that! Keep me updated on what happens.

  2. Riikka August 27, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    Upeita videoitaa, tajunnanräjäyttävää tai et resonoi hyvin mun tänhetkisen tilani kanssa!

  3. simona September 3, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

    you are so so right
    before I realize my teenage years were gone and now the 20ties are slipping away !!!
    nice videos and congratulations on your 100th Post

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