BucketList to the rescue
Got this great link/image from a friend. I guess the original meaning of the picture is that the Internet is one of the greatest distractions of the “modern age” (to which I have to agree :) Your daily to-do list of chores always seems to come in second place. Even more so now if/when we have Internet on our mobile phones.
But what if you’ve got your life to-do list on … I don’t know … let’s say BucketList :) Wouldn’t that great distraction (the Internet and BucketList as an extension thereof) become a tool for living your life to the fullest? If we consider our daily use of the Internet as life-research for living a more fulfilling life wouldn’t the Internet in that case truly rescue us from the monotony of everyday life? This naturally requires that you sometime take the time to actually fulfill some of your life goals :)
Anyhow from now on I will always consider time spent on the Internet as time spent on researching life. Any life goals I discover will have at least a "preliminary" deadline. Because nothing happens until we make it happen. And until then, when not on the Internet, God willing, I will have the sisu ("Wikipedia:Sisu":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisu) to take on at least some of my daily chores ;)
I leave you with these words of wisdom:
"We are responsible for what we are, and we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act." Swami Vivekananda