Your Best Reality

Did you know Wang Leehom and Wong Fu made a video? I didn’t, until just now, after finishing up finals and getting ready to leave with the band to the bowl game, and then after taking a long nap, when I was aimlessly wandering YouTube and stumbled across this gem.

Wong Fu loves to leave me things to ponder but I found this one particularly meaningful. What if this international singer were just another street performer, like we think we are?

“Do you want to be famous?” the girl asks.

“Perhaps the version of me in an alternate universe can be famous, but not in this one,” he responds.

He seems to enjoy what he does after all, making music in the middle of Times Square, singing anything but the Chinese music that would make him renowned. But her dream is to become a reporter: she has something to share and won’t let some alternate version of her have all the fun. It is unclear whether time lapses, or we just switch to our reality, where she becomes that reporter, and Wang Leehom indeed becomes famous, as they continue their interview and he ponders whether it was fate that brought him here, or perhaps something else.

“Why not make everything in life become the way you want it to be?” I feel her questions are wise, in that they imply that we are creators of some sort and each have our own purpose. In this course of thought, I really believe that we can take the resources in life we now already have to design whatever future we desire. Everyone can create, whether it is music, art, beautiful experiences, or the joy of others. I know that I at times forget this principle, even making myself busy to the point of forgetting what really brings happiness. I hope that I can start now in opening up some of my time, allowing more time for chasing dreams. This time of year allows us to reflect on life’s important things and renew our goals. I’ve only learned recently that we can’t do everything at once, but we still must make time for the important things, and if that means chasing your dreams, then that should be a part of your goals.

『為什麼不讓現在的一切都改變到想要的樣子?為什麼不自己去創造你的命運呢?』我覺得她所問的問題很有智慧的,意味者我們都是創造者並有自己的目的。如果這樣想,我真的相信我們可以運用現在已經擁有的資源來設計任何能夠想要的未來。每個人都能創造,無論是音樂,藝術,美好的經驗,或者別人的快樂。我知道我有時候會忘記這個原則而且會讓自己忙到我忘記生活最能夠帶來快樂的東西。我希望能夠現在開始把時間安排得比較輕鬆一點,讓我有夠時間去追我的夢想。每年的這個時候可以讓我們考慮生活中最重要的些東西並更新目標。我最近才學到了,我們不能馬上做一切的事,但也必須抽出時間做最重要的事情,如果這意味著追逐夢想,那這就應該是目標的一部分。

『選擇並活出唯一一個屬於自己的人生吧。』

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