“An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.”
This sort of wisdom is rarely found inside of a fortune cookie. This is the perfect message to find inside of a fortune cookie because it begs us to stop looking for an easy solution to our problems or a shortcut to our dreams. Stop looking for the easy answer, find your path and chase after it with everything you have. The journey alone will be more fulfilling than an all telling fortune.
There is a new instinct among people to be lazy; technology is moving so fast, making life so much easier for people. So many of the struggles of life have been taken away or eased by technology. This has caused a constant urge for faster, easier routes to happiness and success. The reality is that no matter how much technology improves, these will be slow processes that take place within ourselves. No technology can inherently make us happy, it is how we each individually feel about the technology that influences our happiness or our measure of success.
This fortune meant a lot to me because I am at a turning point in my life where soon I will have a lot of decisions to make. I will have to make big choices which will influence the rest of my life. So far my life has been a pretty cookie cutter, out of the box experience. However, I don’t want that for the rest of my life. I want to find an aim in life that excites me, something that I can wake up every morning and feel happy to be embarking on yet another day at work toward my dreams.
This is the struggle though; finding an aim in life is extremely difficult. How do you know what will ultimately make you happy? No one knows; we all just take our best guess. I just hope in the near future I will make decisions that will give me a clear aim in life to follow.
Yes, I am a little crazy. A simple fortune cookie in my Chinese fast food stirred up all of these deep thoughts.