I remember this quote by Morgan Freeman when I was a teenager, and I guess I never quite understood the context in the way it was truly meant. I felt at that point in my teenage life that living on the edge was acting and living recklessly. Now that I’m older and wiser, I know better.
To me – this quote now means that in order to have a life worth living, one doesn’t need to stand precariously on ledges. They need to lead their lives with steps forward, always working to achieve their hopes, dreams, and goals.
Recently I watched the video below, and it reminded me a lot of one of my best friends, Ian, who has always lived for every type of extreme sport you can possibly imagine. That is his hope, dream, and personal life goal – to push himself to the limits. To test himself. He lives on the edge of adrenaline, a lot like the man in the video.
I live on the edge of adrenaline too – but in a different way. My adrenaline comes from writing the thrilling high impact scenes in my books. This is what makes me tick as a reader, and as a writer.
Anyway – watch the video. It has some incredible photography in it… and when you’re watching it – I hope you feel that sense of freedom of living your dreams, just as this incredible cyclists does.
Life isn’t about owning the latest iPhone or tech gadget. It’s not about kitting out your car with every flavour of wank-factor you can find to make it bigger, better, faster, prettier. It’s not about how popular you are or what bitchiness is happening in your circle of friends. After all – in five years’ time – is any of that stuff really going to matter? No. It’s not.
Life is about living your dreams.
Dream it, Live it, Own it.
That’s what matters.