I won’t say I’m the perfect guy who has his life perfectly where he would want it. Who does? I’ve been through a lot of shit in my 20-something years aboard this space-rock. You wanna know some truth though? I live my life, the way I want it.
When you’re a dude up in your twenties, blogging isn’t exactly the most prestigious activity to be investing time in, however, I don’t care about that. I don’t really bother with all the norms that we have in todays society that affect the majority of the population. I live by the following quote
“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”
― Dalai Llama XIV
Live is too short. Don’t center your life upon the things that don’t matter. Your old fart of a grandmas perception of your work, doesn’t matter. Perhaps she has some advice you should listen to, but don’t let her dismay ruin ruin your life. When I went to study to become a real estate agent, I ended up quitting after half a year after being practically pressured out of it by my family who did not approve at all. That following fall I started studying to become a teacher, which I’ll admit I love. That being said, I’ll drop out.
When I was a kid back in high school my grades were shit. I did a lot of stupid things which I regret in hindsight. I finished with shit grades. At that point I realised that I’d probably never finish a degree any time soon. My family wouldn’t have approved though. Last year however I started my first business, which is doing well. I’m looking into my second and my third as we speak and it’s at that point that I will discontinue my education. It won’t be a popular decision, but in the end it is my decision to make. I won’t say I know it’s for the better. Perhaps the alternative is, a good education. However if I never tried to pursue my fond for entrepreneurship, business, finance, real estate, philosophy and life in general, I would be a miserable fuck.
So this is why I write to your dear world. Give less fucks about what doesn’t really matter.
“The key to a good life is not giving a fuck about more; it’s about giving a fuck about less, giving a fuck about only what is true and immediate and important.”
― The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck
Prioritise your life, according to yourself and your beliefs. Just don’t let anything change who you are and make you do stuff that you subconsciously don’t want. Remember that you’re the director of your own play that is your life. There is drama, there is happiness, there is sorrow and there is love. You’re the playwright who decides the fate of the main character, yourself. Would you want him to pursue his dreams or would you see him drowned like Atlantis? I think we all know the answer, so start writing.