I’m reading the book All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and a character said, “What do we call visible light? We call it colour. But the electromagnetic spectrum runs to zero in one direction and infinity in the other, so really, children, mathematically, all of light is invisible.”
Yet we can see every hue from red to violet in all its glory. That really symbolized for me that rules don’t always translate into the way things are meant to be.
When the world says you are supposed to do this much schooling or work this many hours. Or you are told that in order to be successful you have to accomplish X, Y and Z.
There really isn’t one formula for how to live your life. It has to be written by you in order to find true happiness. You have a blank page and you are the storyteller.
And one person’s rainbow is never the same as someone else’s. Their happiness is reflected in different colours. One person might love to travel and live for the next adventure. Another might be a homebody who can’t wait to curl up in their favourite chair with a new book. Some like the red passions of the arts. Others might enjoy the cool blues and greens of nature.
But in the end, the only rule is to follow your heart and not get caught up in what others say should be reality. If we don’t live the colourful life meant for each of us, think of all the light we would not see.