Be a Human Being

This is the perfect reminder for all of us for the start of the school year. Parts Adapted from

With the start of the school year,  our never-ending “to do” lists have probably resurfaced.   The drive to be perfect… to do more, be more, give more.   The pressure is brought upon more intensely with this social media generation.  “Look what I’ve done! Can you top this?”

The need to keep this up 24/7.  At what cost? To whose satisfaction? To end up facing criticism anyways?  To be disappointed anyway?

What will be accomplished with all this pressure? Will we be happy forever?  Will we have all the money in the world?  Will everyone around us be perfect?  Will our kids never make a mistake?

What is our most feared answer to the most feared question as a result of our drive for perfection and our never-ending to do list?

“What will you most regret when you are old?”

Heed the following simple advice when older women were asked about the current drive to do…. (this easily applies to both males and females)

-Don’t create a to-do list ..  create a don’t do list

-Give yourself time indulge yourself in things you didn’t think twice about before

-Extend those goodnight kisses and don’t gripe about the things to come or the things not done

-Spend an extra 5 more minutes on the dance floor (or something you enjoy doing)

-Pay attention to you!  You are the best caretaker of you!

-Remember you are a human being… being… get lost in that word

-Be at peace with the world

-Be kind to yourself

-Be kinder to others

-Be able to let go… and be proud to do so

-Spend more time being… not doing

-Relax, breathe, and let go…..


Rimi Singh MD