I am proud to have a brother who has a real, life-long passion for painting. Charley loves painting because it’s the only way to express himself, his creativity, and his passion for art. He also loves his family and his friends, and they are a very important part of his life.
The main reason I am talking about this trailer is because I want to tell you that I can’t do it. I can’t do it because I know I’m not doing it for any of the reasons you have listed. I can’t do it because I don’t know what it is.
Like most people, he is self-aware. That means he knows himself, he has a sense of his preferences and needs, he knows the things he likes, and he knows where he wants to go. But he is not very self-aware. Because he is self-aware, he knows that his brother would not be the person he is if he were to stop working and studying at school and just go and paint.
Yes, this is the case for a lot of us. We are all self-aware. But we are not very self-aware at all. There are a lot of reasons why this is the case.
Maybe you want to be a painter. Maybe you want to be a photographer. Maybe you just want to be a musician. Maybe you just want to be a doctor. Maybe you just want to be an engineer. Maybe you just want to be a programmer. Or maybe you just want to be a gardener. Or a writer. Or a teacher. Or a doctor. Or a lawyer. Or a soldier. Or a police officer. Or a teacher. Or an assistant. Or a tutor.
And maybe you are not self-aware at all.
Now, this does not mean that any of the ways you select to live—painting, photography, programming, music, law, medicine, etc—have to be bad ways to live. We don’t believe that life is perfect. And we don’t think that it is. We don’t believe that we have to do everything that we do. And we also don’t think that we should. But we do think that we should.
The best way to live painlessly is to realize that you are not perfect, and that you are not entirely in control of what happens to your body or your life. You are still a human, and that means you are not free. That you are still a person with needs, passions, desires, and needs that you cannot know the answer to. We are all different in so many ways.
At least we are not all the same as each other. Different strokes for different folks. And the fact is, we all have our own problems and our own strengths. We all have our own strengths. And that is what makes the painless life possible… you can choose to learn from your strengths and your weaknesses, work with them, and be less perfect. That is where the beauty of the painless life lies.