Life and Circles

People, by the very nature of our being, prefer to stick with familiar things. Especially as we age, it is very hard to get to try new things . Which is why an adult learning a new language, a forty year old trying a new sport or a fifty year old going back to school for a bachelor’s degree are considered very impressive things.

Every knew experience you have , every knew skill you acquire extends you. Learning a new skill is like getting a new lease of life, becoming young again. It can be confusing in the beginning but the knowledge and self confidence eventually acquired is very empowering.

Our society is seemingly divided into familiar and strange circles. We live in circles that seems to circumscribe and limit us but it need not be. A world leader wants to build a wall to keep the migrants out. Many governments want to keep the opposition out. Companies employ guards to keep outsiders out. We live in gated estates and fence our compounds to keep strangers out. At the pettiest, individuals build walls in their hearts to keep love for others out.

But I repeat, walls and circles don’t need to circumscribe us, limit us. If we keep trying new things, meeting new people and embracing new experiences, we would be the person who keeps building a bigger circle to contain every body else. It is a hard thing to do but the we do these things not because it is easy but because it is better.

Every day , strive to build a bigger circle with no limitations. The world is your oyster. Travel. Engage new people, Learn new knowledge and skills. Build a bigger circle, be all you can be.

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