It is easy to give up.
It gives you an excuse when life knocks you down, so you give up. You stay low.
It is easy to be complacent instead of working towards achieving your potential.
It is easy to sit on your ass watching TV instead of reading a book. “Books are boring”, you say. You want to know what is boring? Boring is: leading a meaningless existence.
Meaningless existence is taking in without giving. Meaningless is living with constant distractions. Meaningless are misplaced priorities, valuing promissory notes (money) over breaking promises. Meaningless is choosing to value things over having valuing character.
It is easy to say that this is the way things are and there is nothing that you can do about it. It is an arduous task to actually do something about “it”.
A meaningless life is unachieved potential.
“Thoughts are things. Negativity is what kills you… It’s tough to do, but you’ve got to work at living, you know? Most people work at dying, but anybody can die; the easiest thing on this earth is to die. But to live takes guts; it takes energy, vitality, it takes thought. . . . We have so many negative influences out there that are pulling us down. . . . You’ve got to be strong to overcome these adversities . . . that’s why I never stop.”