October 22, 2018
A Look Into Scott Miller’s Life
A brief glimpse into Scott Miller’s life would reveal it as a normal teenagers,centered around stupid pastimes and responsibilities not fully taken into account. However if one applies Thoreau’s quote, ” went to the woods to live deliberately, to front the essential facts of life…” a few responsibilities may change. These included few, work, family life, and recreation time. All change if one is living deliberately.
To begin with, work can be considered deliberate, as it provides a meaning to life. Instead of just floating in the lazy river of school like so many other young folks, work provides a purpose, however small it may be. Personally, I work so that I can save up for a car. A job also gives a responsibility and something to do with unneeded free time. This responsibility can help to shape a person and get them ready for adult life. A few of these responsibilities are showing up on time and managing finances responsibly. In this aspect of my life I believe I am living deliberately. If one will live deliberately one must have the ability to manage themselves responsibly, so the can get the most out of life.
In addition to work, managing family relations is also an essential part of life, and therefore deliberate. Managing your time wisely will push oneself forward in a way that little to nothing can. Most teenagers do not agree with their family on many things, and therefore being able to manage disagreements. THis is an important skill that may be “more important” later in life. For if one does not get the most out of their family while they are still around they will not have a full life. Part of living deliberately is experiencing the good and the bad. As many transcendentalists state living deliberately requires one to experience everything life has to offer. tHis meaning experiences that aren’t fun.
Unfortunately, there are always a few things in one’s life that will not be deliberate. For many folks this may be their recreational time. For myself, I know that I could manage my time better. Instead of playing online games with friends or watching the newest show on Netflix, I could be studying or researching things about the world, and learning more and more about life in the short amount of time given to us. Perhaps I could read the bible more often every day to further myself in my belief, or perhaps I could spend time with the great outdoors appreciating what activities go on without my knowing in nature.
Thoreau states “The light which puts out our eyes to us. ” This can loosely be interpreted as we do not know when our last day shall be, so we should live each day as if it is our last. Therefor anything that can change one’s life for the better should be a welcomed change no matter what the cost may be.