Friday, 21 October 2016

The wisdom of Aristotle

Aristotle once said, "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."

Once you understand this your whole world comes into perspective and you can pick and choose what you want to do as opposed to what you think you should do or what society expects you to do.

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."

I am writing this on a Friday and for a lot of people who work five days a week, Friday is the light at the end of the tunnel. Friday is the time when they can let their hair down and go for it. I suppose I could talk about sacrificing 5 days so that you can get 2 days of freedom but I'll leave that for another day.

Also for a great deal of people Friday may mean worry and anxiety because they don't have any plans to celebrate Friday night. In their mind they should be out with their friends, they should be out at a bar celebrating the end of the week. However, if you know yourself well and you know that you may be introverted in nature then staying at home by yourself and relaxing in front of the television is the much better option.

Don't get dragged into something that you don't want. Don't get dragged into going out because "that is what everyone does on Friday night." If you want to stay home and relax then do it. You know yourself and you know that that is how you recharge.

"That is what everyone does on Friday night."

Once you understand yourself and why you are like you are, those feelings of guilt and regret about not going to the party will slowly fade away because you have taken the time to understand yourself and you know that some only you time is the best for you.

Going out and getting hammered is not what everyone does on Friday night. Some like to pop in a DVD and open a bottle wine. If this is you, don't get sucked into the pressure of confirming to "normality." What is normal anyway?

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