I just finished watching Angeline Jolie’s movie Unbroken about Louis “Louie” Zamperini who was always in trouble, but with the help of his older brother, he turns his life around and channels his energy into running, later qualifying for the 1936 Olympics. When World War II breaks out, Louie enlists in the military. After his plane crashes in the Pacific, he survives an incredible 47 days adrift in a raft, until his capture by the Japanese navy. Sent to a POW camp, Louie becomes the favorite target of a particularly cruel prison commander.
His whole story is about surviving the elements and torture camps. He never knew why he his life was spared but he continued to fight on even though his future looked bleak throughout the movie.
As he eloquently put it, “if I could take it, I can make it.”
Spoiler Alert – He survives dedicating his life to religion and being an inspiration to other people.
This brings me to the question:
Why are here? What are we meant to do with our lives?
I mean you’ve probably asked these questions before to yourself but it fucking bugs me when I see my friends and co workers that do not want to do anything with their lives because they are too scared or they don’t believe in themselves.
We were not meant to live dull normal lives. We all have the potential to live extraordinary lives with purpose.
So, I’ll ask it again,
Why are you here?
I’m here to tell stories…
I was just ready to get to bed when I got super depressed that I had to go to work in the morning in which I’m not interested in doing anymore but I have to do it. I’m basically just doing it for a paycheck. I behave like a machine just going through the motions in the day. I know what you are thinking, why don’t you just get another job? But I don’t think another shitty job will replace an already shitty job.
I’m trying my hardest to do what I love to do but I’m not getting paid to live off on it yet.
Is this life?
Fuck this boulder!