Doing Nothing is Easy
Doing nothing is easy but there is danger and catastrophe when it drives one to a point of no return and a complete failure. 

Because the question always is why do something? 'Cuz doing nothing is easy, you just sit there and you don't do anything, that's real easy.
The question is, why would you ever do anything? And the answer to that has to be, because you've determined, by some means, that it's worthwhile.
And then the next question might be, well where should you look for worthwhile things? You could consult your own temperament.
The other would be, look at what it is that people accrue [accumulate or receive (such payments or benefits)] that's valuable across the lifespan.
So you do a structural analysis of the sub-components of human existence.
You need a family. You need friends. You may don't need to have all these things, but you better have most of them. Family, friends, career, educational goals, plans for time outside of work. Attention to your mental and physical health, et cetera.
That's what life is about, and if you don't have any of those things, then all you've got left is misery and suffering.
So that's a bad deal for you. Once you've set up that goal structure. And that's really what you should be doing at university. That's exactly what you should be doing, is trying to figure out who it is that you're trying to be, and you aim at that.
And then you use everything you learned, as a means of building that person that you want to be. And I really mean want to be. I don't mean should be, even though those things are going to overlap. It's important to distinguish between those, because that's partly, and this is back down to the micro-routine analysis, so it's like saying you're going to try to make yourself more industrious, okay number one, specify your goals. 'Cuz how are you going to hit something, if you don't know what it is? That isn't going to happen. Often people won't specify their goals, because they don't like to specify conditions for failure. So if you keep yourself all vague and foggy, which is real easy, 'cuz that's just a matter of not doing, as well. Then you don't know when you fail. And people might say, well I really don't want to know when I fail because that's painful.
So I'll keep myself blind about when I fail. That's fine except, you'll fail all the time then. You just won't know it until you've failed so badly that you're done. And that can easily by the time you're 40. So, I would recommend that you don't let that happen. So that's willful blindness. You could've known, but you chose not to.
So once you get your goal structure set up you think, okay if I could have this life, looks like that might be worth living. Despite the fact that it's going to be anxiety provoking and threatening, and there's going to be some suffering and loss involved and all of that, obviously. The goal is to have a vision for your life, such that, all things considered, that justifies your effort. I started to pay very careful attention to what I was saying. I don't know if that happened voluntarily or involuntarily, but I could feel a sort of split developing in my psyche. This split has happened to many people after they listened to some of the material that I've been describing to all of you. I split into two, one part was 'talking a lot', and that liked to argue, and that liked ideas.
And there was another part that was watching that part just with its eyes open, and neutrally judging, talking and going, that wasn't your idea. You don't really believe that. You don't really know what you're talking about. That isn't true.
I thought, that's really interesting. That was happening to like 95 percent of what I was saying. So then I didn't really know what to do. I thought, this is strange. So maybe, I've fragmented, and that's just not a good thing at all. I mean it wasn't like I was hearing voices or anything like that, it wasn't like that. It was, people have multiple parts. So then I had this weird conundrum (mystery), it was like, which of these two things are me?
Is it the part that's listening and saying, no that's rubbish, that's a lie, that's you're doing that to impress people, you're just trying to win the argument.
Was that me? Or was the part that was going about my normal verbal business?


Tu Raaz-E-Kun Fakan Hai, Apni Ankhon Par Ayan Ho Ja
Khudi Ka Raazdan Ho Ja, Khuda Ka Tarjuman Ho Ja
You are the secret of creation, see yourself in your eyes;
Share the secret of your own self, become the spokesman of God.
http://iqbalurdu.blogspot.ca/2011/04/bang-e-dra-163-tulu-e-islam.html
Imam Ali (AS): "Whoever has identified his self in reality has recognized his Creator." 
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