i’m at the age where every day, people are questioning to what they want to do with their lives. when people ask me what the future looks like, i laugh. i say, i want to see the world. they say, yes, but what about a career? a salary? what do you want to do?
yes, a job is important. i’m not saying don’t work. but why stick to one? why do i have to pick one thing forever- at least why do i have to pick it now? why should i pick one thing to start doing now, when there are so many things out there i haven’t even considered?
i keep a book full of things i could do, want to try, will do, will try. i watch the world and wonder why i have to pick just one, why can’t i try them all. we live one life, we are all so very young, why not give everything and anything a shot? don’t limit yourself. don’t do things you don’t want, just look at the interests you have and go with it. apply for jobs you don’t think you’ll get. the most important thing people forget in interviews is; it’s never the job that you’re going for that they care about, it’s you. they want you to sell you. if you don’t think you’re good enough, they won’t.
i challenge you to open your mind. don’t limit yourself. don’t even try to figure out what’s the end product. just take every opportunity, work at as many different places as possible and learn just about anything you can get your hands on. the world is really very small, everything connects. one job will lead to another- at least lead to someone new to share it with.
no one will look at you and ask why, they’ll look at you and say “what next”.
“I’ve seen too much hate to want to hate, myself, and every time I see it, I say to myself, hate is too great a burden to bear. Somehow we must be able to stand up against our most bitter opponents and say: We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will and we will still love you…. But be assured that we’ll wear you down by our capacity to suffer, and one day we will win our freedom. We will not only win freedom for ourselves; we will appeal to your heart and conscience that we will win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.”—Martin Luther King Jr
“In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.”—Hubert H. Humphrey
“Human kind is very similar to the world. We both can do so much good, and so much bad. The world can produce such beauty and peace, but also terror and death, just like we can. The only difference between us; is choice. You would never call mother nature ‘evil’.”—A. Lanthier
“To grow old is to grow common. Old age equalizes - we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.”—Eric Hoffer