Building the Album of Your Life

A visiting professor of philosophy was invited to the university to give a talk. A student raised his hand and asked, “Professor, what is the meaning of Life?” Then there were moments of silence followed by giggles and murmur. How would you answer this question to the young students who had not seen much of the world, thought the professor? The professor paused, smiled, and replied, “Guess what? There is no meaning to life!” They are not prepared for this answer at all. The professor then continued, “The meaning of life is to explore, experience, and discover life. It is for you to find out.”

As such, what better way to explore, experience, and discover the meaning of life than to build up your album of memory?

Why should I care about life memory?

Life memory enables us to be in touch with one’s sense of self and identity, a personal recollection of hopes and fears. It is tied up with remembrance, recalling family, beloved friends, fond moments, trips, and other events. Very often across time and place in an emotional exchange that is both personal and unique. It is like a process of shuttling back and forth between past and present, much like a time machine.

How do you start?

Firstly, start by focusing on the present and observe such occasions, weddings, celebrations, festivities, and holidays. Capture unforgettable moments.

Secondly, pick up photography, scrap-booking, or journaling. Use text, paint, and ribbon to embellish the sentimental object of special meaning.

Lastly, organize and categorize them into themes. You will be surprised how rich they can be!

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