Powerful Suggestion -The Really Important Things in Life

What’s the one piece of advice you wish someone had given you a year (or five, or ten…) ago?

I wished somebody told me 4 years ago this phrase:

“It doesn’t matter what people say about you, it doesn’t matter what people expect from you. All that matters is that you are doing what you believe is right and fulfill your own expectation’

Think of yourself in your end stage of life, sitting on a sofa you bought 30 years ago alone. You think back how you got into such situation, many of your friends are dead, your parents too, and your kids live in another country. Basically you are alone but you are able to do your daily activities, you might reflect your experience in the past, how it shaped you to who you are now, tephe mistakes you did, the choice you wish you has taken.

The other way of living you didn’t take when you were young, that’s our choice. We could have leave all of our belongings now and travel peniless to other country and I believe we would still be alive next year, we will adapt, perhaps even find a job and family there. Or as other ‘rational’ people do, we could stay at college, find a high paying job, have a family where you live now and get old there. There’s really nothing wrong if that is what we want, but if it is not, then we might just waste our time and life.

Often times, we are not pursuing what’s really matter to us, we are pursuing what we think matter to us in the eye of society. Our perspective narrowed to how people think about us, and how it is more important than what we think of ourselves.

Do you have regrets? Will you have another regret for living another day the way you live now? Nobody could answer this question for you, but yourself.



About agent909

Kevin Yulianto is a private trader and equity portfolio manager with over 4 years of experience. He was born in Jakarta at July 18th 1994, graduated with Bachelor of Medicine Degree from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia in 2015 and is expected to receive Master of Management Degree from Binus Business School in 2017. Currently he is pursuing his professional certification in the CFA and FRM program, in which he passed level 1 for both program in 2016. Kevin is an avid traveler and photographer, with a record of 32 countries visited in 2016. He is a freelance contributor at Getty Image and is running two website in his spare time, journeyman.live and idxstockwatch.wordpress.com.
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9 Responses to Powerful Suggestion -The Really Important Things in Life

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  2. Thanks for your nice post. Indeed we need constant reminder that we ought to live our own life, away from expectation of others.

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  8. Easter Ellen says:

    Such great advice. Hindsight.. gotta love it!

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