There Are No Ordinary People
There Are No Ordinary People

Thursday • June 24th 2021 • 9:34:19 pm

There Are No Ordinary People

Thursday • June 24th 2021 • 9:34:19 pm

I suppose there probably are people who, to their own detriment, pretend to be ordinary,
so that they can do the absolute minimum in life, but that just cuts them off from growing up.

When it comes to the complete, cheerful, inquisitive, and healthy minds,
they are perfectly unique; nothing standard; nothing ordinary.

There is no way that another being could replace a friend,
no two people are alike, no two beings the same interests, nobody dreams the same dreams.

And that is just considering a single moment in time,
lives across time can't be the same, at all.

Not only are there no two individuals that are the same,
but it is also impossible to live the same life.

there are no ordinary people.

we should all live extraordinary lives.

When we are free to grow,
we flourish in the most magnificent of ways.

This may come as a surprise, but when we are not limiting ourselves,
and when we can freely grow, and grow up, we become extraordinary, just by living free.

See, the alarm clock is not your heart,
it is not supposed to keep you living in a square grid at maximum performance.

Often something like this is very convenient to other people,
and even the friendliest of them may conspire against you to continue your daily routine.

But we are not robots,
we are not automatons.
we are not machines.

In this text, I will present to you with a small recipe for getting back on track, by jogging and adventuring,
and give you examples of Colorful, Funny, and Or Profound Lives, by means of reading a selection of audio books titles.

Again, people pretend to be ordinary, and may expect you to be ordinary as well,
but when we are left to grow up, we will become extraordinary, simply by leading Authentic Lives.

We have this issue, with all to easily accepting facts of the culture that we are born into,
and we all to easily listen to people in authority.

is a way of finding out who we are, and setting aside what we were told to become, or what we assumed we were, or what we assumed others wanted us to be, and all that.

Most adventurers,
don't really do the full adventure.

And most people,
don't even know, how far reaching the thing is.

People mistakenly believe that,
an adventure is something you do on top of what you have.

But that's vacation,
they are confusing adventures with vacations.

The adventure, is not about adding something extra,
to your days, or to you, or maybe some stage of your life...

The adventure, is about you,
it is about completing you.

Adventurers aren't born,
by going into the woods.

Adventurers are born,
by having their spirits crushed.

Sometimes by parents, sometimes by teachers,
often by being overworked, and most notably by being mislead somehow.

Sometimes people that care about you will mislead you on purpose,
to put you in a place that will make sense to them.

They may conspire to cancel your Hopes and Dreams,
and trick you to feel comfortable in an average job or an average life.

A decade or more may pass, before you catch on,
you'll say "I have a job now" enough times to make yourself gag, and then pause.

Because those aren't your words,
those are words that were put there - to make things simpler; by mistake.

It gets even more complex,
from here.

Which is why it is important,
to understand the word adventure.

Unlike a vacation, you don't return from Real Adventure,
it completes you, and you complete it.

And the more complete version of you,
will then lead a more complete life.

You don't come back from an adventure,
the Greater You, will change everything.

Adventure, is not so much about becoming one with nature,
but about removing all that has been put between you, and your own nature.

Undoing the false beliefs, the other people's hopes and dreams,
the mis-inspirations that you got tricked with, and all the stuff that you accepted all-too-easily on your own.

Adventure puts you in a place where you need real advice,
from a reputable source, and the only reputable source there is are books...

You may start with a book about camping, or even jogging,
but it won't be long before it drops a name or mentions another book.

And the books that get mentioned in other books,
they get to you, until you get to them, and then, they stay with you.

The books I am about to mention are about that simple act of walking and jogging,
and then take to describing greater sometimes sad adventures.

This list is meant to help you,
to help you see, to help you find a direction, and to prove to you, that there are no ordinary people...

that you are not an ordinary person,
that your life is not meant to be ordinary, it is meant to be magnificent...

Your plan of good grades, good university, good job, good promotions,
good future, was pretty good, it was very good; but you are infinitely more.

You life is not meant to be good,
but unique an extraordinary.

And if you do write a book,
it will not be a book like any other, nor was it ever meant to be.

Know that no matter your age, or nation, or culture,
or what you thought your future was supposed to be.

Your life is meant to be Extraordinary,
because you are not an ordinary person.

You are a Unique Island Universe,
there is no one like you, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be anyone like you in the infinite future of our universe.

May you live Beautifully,
and may the books that tell your story inspire generations for all the future to come.

If you ever feel lost,
let yourself hear the call of Adventure.

26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career by Meb Keflezighi, Scott Douglas

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins, Todd Smith

Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas by Alexi Pappas

Can't Nothing Bring Me Down: Chasing Myself in the Race Against Time by Ida Keeling

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Steve Friedman

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One Of The World's Fittest Men, And Discovering Myself by Rich Roll

Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story by J. Maarten Troost

How to Lose a Marathon: A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters by Joel A. Cohen

Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World by Andrea Pitzer

I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away by Bill Bryson

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Into the Furnace: How a 135 Mile Run Across Death Valley Set My Soul on Fire by Cory Reese, Luke Thoreson

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer

Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on the World's Greatest Scientific Expedition by Stephen R. Bown

Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World by Joan Druett

Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory by Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton

Life Is a Marathon By Matt Fitzgerald

Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost

My Year of Running Dangerously By Tom Foreman

Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson

Once a Runner by John L. Parker Jr.

Out and Back: A Runner's Story of Survival Against All Odds by Hillary Allen

River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon by Buddy Levy

Running Home: A Memoir by Katie Arnold

Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run by Alexandra Heminsley

Running Man: A Memoir by Charlie Engle

Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed by Matthew Futterman

Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth by Adharanand Finn

Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind by Sakyong Mipham

The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko

The Incomplete Book of Running by Peter Sagal

The Long Run: A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion by Catriona Menzies-Pike

The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America by Bill Bryson

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost

Ultramarathon Man: Confession of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes

What I Talk about When I Talk about Running: A Memoir by Haruki Murakami