The Search for Intelligent Life Continues {Right Here on Earth}

 This post will be one of very few that aren’t done on my usual schedule. I usually post on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8PM EST. But seeing as it’s assignment number four on #Blogging101, I figured I’d give it a try.

When I join social media networks, when I join groups, when I started my blog, I had one goal in mind: Find people who really care, who really want to know, and who really listen. Find people who aren’t wasting time, just putting this in their schedule. Find intelligent life forms.

I think it’s important for people to understand that you really only have one life, and it’s shorter than you think. Go to school, make good memories without involving drugs or drinking or jail, get a stable job, have a family, work hard so that you can give them what you don’t have, then retire and spend the rest of life relaxing.

I want to meet people who want that. I want to know that somewhere there are kids and teenagers like me who want that, and adults that have gotten that.

I’m tired of seeing people wasting time. Wasting life that others are having to fight for. Complaining, crying, whining over nothing. Get it together.

I want to see productive members of society, I want to see a better future for our countries.

17 thoughts on “The Search for Intelligent Life Continues {Right Here on Earth}

  1. kamrynwhowanders says:

    I agree that a lot of the things you said are components of living a useful/productive life, but I don’t think that your life should revolve around making yourself useful. You can be happy and productive as a single person, or in a childless relationship, and you can be happy and productive as a house spouse, or a freelancer, or an artist. You have to work hard if you want to achieve your dreams and make the world better, but there isn’t a one-size-fits-all pattern for that. I am going to be a freelance journalist and travel writer, and I may or may not have a family, but I will not let my life revolve around making everyone’s life better but mine. I’d rather lead an example for my kids by balancing my dreams and desires with theirs, so that everyone is happy and stable and productive. And, at least for the time being, I have no plans of retiring and relaxing. I’m going to be busy, busy, busy and learning until the day I don’t wake up.

    In summary: I agree, but with qualifications.


  2. hilarymak says:

    I really like what you have written, but as my post describes, life doesn’t always go according to plan! But I still believe we can make the most of it, and embrace whatever comes along!


      • urell says:

        I like your answer, Leighton. I also can’t understand why there are “life forms” here on earth who don’t respect, much less appreciate, the most intelligent life form, i.e. their own breed here on earth. Thanks. Keep searching. I’ll be around searching too.

        – Urell


  3. hmflath says:

    I liked your post very much. I am retired but I share all of your thoughts. Life is short – so make it the very best you can and surround yourself with productive people. Thank you for sharing.


  4. inesahatch says:

    Morning Leighton, agree that every day should be packed full of many things to go forward in life, to better yourself and that for others. I tell my kids mom never stops learning, pushing…and that will bring success and happiness…..Yes, and never give up! FYI my books are all about that.


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