Oscar Wilde, a legendary writer in the fields of literature, plays and academia. Famed for his passion for Aestheticism, Wilde was in love with all things art and beauty. This is particularly a reoccurring theme in the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, a classic Molicia is currently reading. As well as sharing a passion for all things bright and beautiful (to include fashion), I have instantly fallen in love with the way the author writes about his views and affections through the novel.
In addition to a #WiseWordWednesday post to Michelle Obama, here are some Oscar Wilde quotes that stir the mind have resignated deeply with people all over the world.
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I happen to be in a very reflective mood today. Whether this is a mid-week symptom that occurs to me or just a coincidence, I’m not sure.
Today’s topic is perspective of the life you live.
In 50 years time I don’t want to be someone who reflects on their life and wishes they had tried harder or followed their passion but ignored their soul’s urges and lived society’s idea of an average life. If that happens to me (and I strive to make sure that doesn’t), I will know that I failed to make myself happy.
What substance to a life can you have without happiness? Although happiness isn’t constant and sometimes it feels as though the world has swallows you up and there’s no escape. That is also temporary. Happiness is what I want from my life. I will have no regrets if I am happy in the end. And I think that’s a lesson that takes some people a lifetime to learn. And at the age of 17, I don’t want to risk that.
Happiness. That’s all.
Every single person out there has their own definition of success. Whether it be material, emotional or spiritual, someone has their own concept of what success means to them.
For me, success is all three of these things. In some things I put work into I have not progressed as much as I would’ve liked to but maybe my expectations of myself can be a little OTT and unrealistic.
However, like a lotus flower, all my growth has occurred during the toughest times of my life. Spiritually, mentally and emotionally I have come to terms with the person I am and I’m very proud to say that I now know myself as a person. To me, this is the progress most people (apart from those closest to me) do not recognise as progress or achievement even though I would argue this is the most important journey of life itself.
To conclude, don’t stress too much of you’re not there yet. Any progress is progress. No matter how you define your success.
Have a beautiful day and grow flower buds!