Life Worth Living

Hidayat Abisena
4 min readDec 24, 2023
Sushi Matsu

I want to talk to you about something that I think is very important: making memories.

You see, a lot of people think that money is the most important thing in life. They work hard, save up, and buy things that they think will make them happy. But they forget one thing: you can always make money, but you can’t always make memories.

Memories are the moments that make life worth living. They are the stories that you tell your friends, your family, and yourself. They are the experiences that shape who you are and what you value. They are the things that you look back on and smile, or laugh, or cry.

But memories don’t just happen. You have to create them. You have to go out there and live your life to the fullest. You have to try new things, meet new people, and explore new places. You have to be curious, adventurous, and spontaneous. Maybe, you have to say yes to opportunities that come your way, even if they scare you or challenge you. Say YES to opportunities and say NO to adversity or threats.

I have a lot of passion. I don’t care about fancy hotels or expensive souvenirs. I care about the people I meet, the cultures I learn, and the memories I make. I don’t worry about the future or regret the past. I live in the present and enjoy every moment.

And you know what? I’m happy. I’m happy because I have a rich and meaningful life. I have a collection of memories that no one can take away from me. I have stories that I can share with anyone who will listen. I have a sense of wonder and gratitude that keeps me going.

How do I balance making money and making memories?

a lot of people think that money and memories are mutually exclusive. They think that you have to choose between working hard and having fun. They think that you have to sacrifice one for the other. But I don’t think that’s true. I think that you can have both, if you know how to manage your time, your budget, and your priorities.

Here’s how I do it. First, I make money a means, not an end. I don’t work for money, I work for what money can do for me. I work to pay my bills, to save for my goals, and to fund my adventures. I don’t work to buy things that I don’t need or want. I don’t work to impress others or to compete with them. I work to support myself and my dreams.

Second, I make memories a priority, not an afterthought. I don’t wait for the perfect time or the perfect place to make memories. I make memories whenever and wherever I can. I make memories with the people I love, the things I enjoy, and the places I visit. I make memories by being present, by being curious, and by being adventurous.

Third, I make money and memories work together, not against each other. I don’t see money and memories as opposites, but as complements. I use money to create memories, and I use memories to motivate me to make money. I use money to travel around, to learn new skills, and to try new experiences. I use memories to inspire me, to challenge me, and to reward me.

How do I prioritize my goals?

Some of us don’t know how to choose what’s most important. Don’t know how to focus on what matters most. Don’t know how to prioritize their goals.

What I’m doing is I identify my values. I ask myself what are the things that I care about the most, the things that give me a sense of purpose and fulfillment, the things that align with who I am and who I want to be. I write down my values and rank them in order of importance.

And then I evaluate my goals. I ask myself what are the things that I want to achieve, the things that will make me happy and proud, the things that will help me grow and improve. I write down my goals and rank them in order of relevance to my values.

Lastly, I prioritize my goals. I ask myself what are the things that I can do right now, the things that will have the most impact and the most benefit, the things that will move me closer to my vision and my mission. I write down my priorities and rank them in order of urgency and importance.

In conclusion

I don’t let money control my life. I don’t let money limit my choices. I don’t let money define my success. I use money as a tool to support my goals and my dreams. I use money as a resource to create memories.

I want to remind you of this: you can always make money, but you can’t always make memories. Money is important, but memories are more important. Money can help you live, but memories can help you love. So don’t let money rule your life. Let memories fill your life.

And if you ever run out of money, don’t worry. You can always sell your memories on etsy 😆.

Stay classy!