Dare to Live. Most People Just Exist

Invest in experiences that guarantee flow

Thomas Oppong
5 min readJun 5, 2023


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“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” — Oscar Wilde

In a highly connected and busy modern world, it is all too easy to fall into the mundane routines that dominate our lives.

We wake up, go through the motions, and repeat the same patterns day after day. We become accustomed to the familiar and comfortable, never daring to venture beyond the confines of our daily routines.

Yet, deep within us, there lies a burning desire for something more. We yearn to break free from the shackles of mere existence and truly live.

Life is not meant to be a monotonous journey of survival.

It is an invitation to embrace the full spectrum of human experience — to savour the richness of every moment.

True fulfilment lies in stepping outside the boundaries of the ordinary.

Most people lead lives of quiet resignation.

They settle for mediocrity, opting for safety and familiarity rather than risking the uncertainty of the unknown.

They allow fear to hold them back, chaining their personal goals and aspirations to…



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