A wise garden gnome once said; "Do or do not.... there is no try'. He was very right.
you want to do something? Don't hesitate, don't think, don't look just take a running leap!
don't even bother looking down. The height only matters to people who plan on falling. Flow through your life... don't be a product of your environment, make your environment a product of you!
just like all of us you were born, you grow, you live your life then you wither and die. It's a beautiful cycle. Those of us here who grow deal with this cycle every time we plant a seed. Be it MJ, or a single rose.
And you know what, when you end that cycle for yourself, you will go from this world forever... oblivion, to simply cease to be...Nothing else matters, except that fact.
So perform each act with perfect clarity of goal, KNOW what it is you are doing and take every step at a running pace to achieve it.
And when you end, all will vanish, a slate wiped clean. So don't let the ideals of others cloud YOUR goal. Let not society's whimsy or political whinging stand in your way. Do or Do not.
And finally, be at peace with your own death. One day it will come, and it is best to be ready at any time, to part with not a shout, but a sigh.
from Hagakure, an essay on Bushido from the early 18th century that is compiled from the narrations of Yamamoto Tsunetomo:
" Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one
should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves,
being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake,
falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day
without fail one should consider himself as dead. "
That's how I see the big "IT" anyway