“… a pirate’s life for me!”
Fan art? Oh yes, absolutely! Because, the film Pirates of the Caribbean beautifully articulates three of my favourite philosophies: mindfulness, minimalism and self-actualisation. Captured, furthermore, within one beautiful overarching theme: freedom.
Things like societal norms, popular mindsets, expectations, trends and 'what normalcy would be' can sometimes really imprison you. It's immensely freeing to consider these in terms of ‘might’ instead of ‘must’, and ’could’ instead of ’should’; as guidelines.
The intentional promotion of things you value most – material and nonmaterial – by cutting back on what distracts you from it.
shiny new things
go go go
care and repair
So more time, space and energy for things, people and activities that really matter.
A balanced mix of egocentric – not in a bad way! – self-development and a humbling open-minded awareness of a whole, as of yet, for you, undiscovered, untravelled, untapped world bigger than yourself.