What to do when the party is dead”?

My friend, Ethan, told me a story worth sharing:

During my last night in Rio de Janeiro, I planned on meeting up with some hostel friends at a nightclub. I arrived past midnight, and they were already there. They were complaining about the vibes and atmosphere at the club. My friend told me that it was dead in here.”

Feeling inspired in the moment I gave a pep talk; If the party is dead, you have two choices: complain about it or turn it up.”

Prior to entering the club, I was present, I was grateful, and I was ready for an amazing evening. The fact that the club was dead” did not stop me. I went on the dance floor, I felt the music, and I moved how I felt like. I didn’t consume alcohol to get drunk, but to feel energy and excitement. I was living in the moment. I was in a state of euphoria and I wanted to share my energy with those around me. Eventually, my friends joined me, strangers joined in, and we all danced together. The club came to life. It felt like a dream.

I had one of the best nights of my life, we all did. To become the life of the party wasn’t my aim. My only aim was to be present, engaged, and share my energy with those around me. Becoming the life of the party was just a side effect.
July 8, 2024

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