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You Don’t Own Anything in This World! (Everything is for Rent)

You Don't Own Anything (Everything is for Rent)

Lets say you bought a car for rent. According to the deal, you get to use it for a week and then you’ll have to return it. What would you do?

Would you keep your car at home and do nothing with it? or would you make full use of it?

Any rational person will surely perform the latter option. Choosing that option will guarantee full use of the car and money you paid for it.

It’s exactly the same thing with your body. Your body is for rent. You don’t own your body. It’s there only for a limited period of time.

So, you are in this world and your body is in rent. You are renting the body for the time you live on earth. It is only for a limited amount of time. After that, it again belongs to the earth.

If you are still rational then you should make full use of your body. But we do the exact opposite. We don’t make full use of it. Rather we try and purchase lots of stuffs which have very less meaning in the long run.

That’s why we are irrational.

We even manage time to get bored. Amazing!

Here are some tips that can help you make full use of your time and body(resources) here on earth.

1) Stop believing you can own stuffs:

We falsely believe that we can own everything we want in this world. In other words, we believe that we can use money and own stuffs we want. We think we can buy cars, house, television set, video recorder, and own it forever. But you simply can’t own anything forever since you don’t even own your own body forever.

Our body is for rent, and it’s only for a limited period of time. If we don’t have our own body with us forever, then we can’t have anything forever.

2) Focus more on experiencing and exploring:

Since tangible goods have very little value for us in the long run, it’s best if you focus your time on experiencing and exploring the world. These are the elements that matter most on our deathbed. That’s the reason you are here, so focus more on exploring the world.

3) Cut out Bullshit Activities:

We don’t realize it immediately but we do lots of bullshit activity everyday. We watch TV for no reason, we eat junk foods, we hang out with people we don’t like, we surf the Internet mindlessly, we waste time watching bad movies, etc etc. There are lots of bullshit activity we perform mindlessly everyday. If you can cut out on those activities then you can focus on other elements which matter most.

4) Don’t take anything for granted:

The reason we have this topic is solely because we take our bodies for granted. We take it for granted and think that we will own it forever. We almost take everything for granted. We take food, oxygen, water, love, relationships, possessions, politeness, and everything else for granted. We have to stop thinking about our stuffs and experiences in that way.

5) Realize when you waste time:

If you have very less time on earth, you can’t afford to waste your time. But we waste time everyday. The first step to eliminate it is, realization. We need to realize and figure out when we waste time. We can only solve problem after we figure out the problem.

To wrap it up, everything in this earth belongs to it. We just rent it for limited time we live on earth.

If you don’t want to regret your life then you’ll have to make full use of your body and time here on earth. If not, you will have a very hard time trying to figure what went wrong, on your deathbed.

Instead of trying to purchase lots of stuffs by deluding yourself that you’ll have it forever, try and fill that time with good experience and moments.

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    • It isn’t a problem. The point is to not take anything for granted. I tried to talk about mindset.

      Being happy is definitely always better than being sad.

      You cannot own anything, everything is for rent and if you are happy renting, then that’s great.

      For example: I’m happy with my body, which is for rent.

  1. This is very inspiring, Manish. I believe that our purpose in life is rooted in happiness – that instead of hoarding on material things and pointless activities that doesn’t hold any meaning, life is better lived if your objective is to simply “seek for happiness.”


  2. Actually if you think about it, God owns everything even your soul. I hate this fact probably bc it is against my ego but reality sucks. We are like products of a company and God owns us. He can kill us anytime he wish! Sucks isn’t it if you think about it!

  3. Well said! I never really thought about it before I read this. So glad I did!! I dislike living in this society because we never get satisfied with what we have. We always need more and more until there’s nothing left.

    With that said, I’m glad that people like you exist to remind us about what’s really important.

    • Thanks for your comment, Siw!

      More than the society, it’s our own state of mind. We never get satisfied because we don’t feel gratitude with what we have. We always want more. If you’re not happy with your life right now, you won’t be happy in the future either.

      Thanks, I’m really glad you liked the post!

  4. I agree with you, I love hiking but if TV makes someone happy and is their meaning who am I to tell them they are wrong. I believe you can add feelings and emotions to your non ownership list. You don’t own them, they are simply gifts that come and go, To point at anything material or emotional and say it’s mine is insane.

  5. Well experiences and exploring is sort of pointless, since when you die you dont even get to keep your memories right?

  6. This was written in 2013? Interesting it seems to be the mindset of the wealthiest people a the World Economic Forum in 2020. That could be a good thing but they mention renting Everything as well. It’s hard to believe their narrative because it’s mega rich people telling us we will be happy renting while they own? Or are in power. It’s very similar to this post but missing the good vibe or spiritual side. Renting your body seems to be a religious opinion? I don’t fully understand then who gets to use my body after me or before? Someone would be me and that’s not possible unless I’m missing something which im sure I am. I think there is much more to owning then said. It can be enormous motivation for people and much more. Good read thanks

  7. Hey..
    Great Article.
    Awesome stuff..makes complete sense to me

    Please rewrite it from the angle
    Allot of people know that they won’t live forever..
    So theirs like..
    I’m gonna might aswell enjoy the little time I have smoking drinking fast food etc.

  8. Forever means as long as I live. During that time I like buying art from artists who have spent time creating something that I can spend enjoying “foreever”
    And preserve it for whoever afterwards.
    I also like to restore old cars and furniture which have been enjoyed by others “forever” and I will take care or for awhile.


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