Week 20 – We all have limits

There are people who say that to live without limits is more pleasurable than to live a life with limits. If we look up the meaning of the word ‘limit’, we will find such definitions as: a dividing point, the border that separates one country from another, and the extreme or peak that something cannot or should not exceed. This last meaning catches my attention, because we humans have a limit which must be respected, that is, we should not exceed it.

I see people every day struggling to pass their exams in order to get an offer from a good university, and then trying to get the so-dreamed-of job, and then striving to achieve more good things for their family, and so on. All this leads many people to live as slaves to their goals and not as their owners. We would sometimes love for our days to have more than 24 hours, so that we could do more with them.  But we need rest for our body, mind and spirit. Often, we make wrong decisions because we are exhausted. We all have limits which must be observed. Just because your neighbor runs a marathon once a week, that does not mean you should do too. Everyone knows their own body, and knows how far they can go. Observe how much you are working, see if you are dedicating enough time to your family, see if you are doing physical exercise for the sake of your health. Everything, even something good, becomes detrimental to life in exaggeration or excess. Get to know yourself better, and respect your limits.

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