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Cheat old age

We seek safety and comfort in planning our life, our vacations, or careers to the last degree when we are afraid of being out of control, or missing opportunities that may result in regret later on.

Like everything else, there is a place for planning in life.

But, when that planning denies you the spontaneity of grabbing opportunities that present themselves without warning, then it’s no longer planning. It’s a need for control.

And control is a defence mechanism to prevent ourselves from appearing incompetent because we’re afraid of what we don’t know or didn’t plan for.

Spontaneity, impulsiveness, passion. These are the attributes that we embrace when we’re confident that we can navigate life as it shows up.

What they say about travelling is true about life. Plan your trip, but go with the flow.

Look back on your life and notice how much of it was unpredictable. Yet, here you are.

Do you really need to control every aspect of your life, or have you proven, without meaning to, that you’re capable of navigating the unpredictable?

Live. Don’t just exist.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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