Have you ever had numbers as a motivation to do something? Be it a high score in a video game, high marks in an exam, a big sum of money, or having more followers and big fan base? Have you done something that involved getting a big number?
You might have, we all do. But it is weird the way numbers take over take over the way we want to work in our lives. Math is something, a lot of us have developed a hatred towards, and still, numbers seem to be running our lives.
All of us are motivated to do things that will make the numbers grow. A little something that controls the way all of us act, something that seems to be engraved in us, something that makes us run the way we do.
But should numbers really be the reason we work? Are they really a goal for you and me in the long run? Or are they just something keeping us away from what we actually want to do? Long streaks on Snapchat but no ambitions in life, long list of novels read, and yet no trips to place outside the fantasy world, long number of people you have befriended, and yet no one, you love with everything in you.
Chasing the numbers gives your life a temporary purpose and it lasts as long as you don’t get bored with it or don’t give up or don’t get that. But sometimes, smaller numbers look better the way they are because at times, there is something way more important than the magnitude of a number.
There is a life that you have to live and that is way more important than making a number look big.