My Shoes is an excellent short film that tells something about values and life. It’s a short film that shows us that each of us wins the lottery – every day when we open our eyes in the morning.
There are no guidelines or instructions for use in life. Nobody teaches us how to breathe because that is a survival instinct. We come into this world and are prepared to do it. The same thing happens with many other things, but often not with the appreciation of the realities that life offers us. This is something we should learn.
Learning to do it involves fighting the world and the current. So we think it’s not really necessary. That this ability, if it were so indispensable, would already be innate. That we would then know how appreciation works.
While you long for the things you don’t have, you don’t enjoy the things that are within reach
The short film My Shoes shows us that everything we long for too much becomes a black hole, a mess that keeps us from enjoying and appreciating what we have. Let’s look at it together. His lesson will also understand those who cannot speak the few words of English:
As Mario Benedetti says: “We all want what we cannot have, we are fanatics of the forbidden.” The one who has the most is not necessarily the happiest. It is rather the one who strives for less, the one who knows how to make use of the things that he has around him.
Life is so short that we cannot wait for what we want to come to us. We have to go on it. But we also have to enjoy the way to our destination. Because what matters in the end is not the years in our lives, but the life in our years.
The Holstee Manifesto gives a similar “instruction manual” to life:
That’s your life. Do what you love and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop it. She will be waiting for you when you do the things that you really enjoy.
Stop analyzing everything; life is simple. Every single emotion is fantastic. When you eat, taste and appreciate every bite. Open your mind, your arms and your heart to new things and new people. We are united by our differences. Ask the person you meet next what their passion is and share an inspiring dream with them.
Travel a lot; Getting lost will help you. Some possibilities are only available once, take advantage of them! Life is the people you know and the things you create with those people. Get out there and start creating. Life is short. Live the dream. Follow your passion.
Enjoying what we have is the best way to live. But in order to do that we should think of a couple of things :
- You have to be consistent with yourself.
- We cannot always let others decide for us.
- Sometimes, however, it is definitely advisable to shut up and listen.
- Things only get better when we move forward.
- Your happiness is based on appreciating what you have and not overly craving what you don’t have.
- You only fail when you let go of your goals; Stumbling is part of the way to them.
- You don’t have to compete. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. We don’t have to achieve what others have achieved. We just have to overcome our own limits.
- Getting distracted and being dragged down by the things we don’t have includes not enjoying what we have.
In the end, you have a long life to live, but there is only this one that you can enjoy. If at any point you get to a point where you realize you’ve forgotten the advice above, then the best thing to do is sit down, have a cup of tea, and remember it to keep moving forward.
Let’s not wait to climb the top to take in the view. Every position and situation has something beautiful to admire. Any point in our journey can become a dream, even if we think we are in the middle of a terrible nightmare.