Go to school. Take the tests. Let an institution tell you how smart you are by printing a bunch of letters onto a sheet of paper. Go to college and do the same thing. Get a job. Raise a family. Live out your days going to work, providing for the said family and attempting to stay sane until the bitter end. Which could be at any given moment of your life.
I’ve come to a point in my adolescence where I’m starting to be faced with “grown-up” problems. Getting a part-time job, doing well in my school career and basically abiding by the status quo to the letter. I hate this. It annoys me a lot. I see the lifestyle that people can obtain in 2018 in developed countries simply by following their dreams and passions. YouTubers, bloggers, musicians, entrepreneurs. We are living in a world right now where it is possible to create a living doing what you love and reap the rewards of that on a financial and spiritual level.
So here’s the question that I as a result of that find myself returning to now more often than ever…
Why bother doing the same thing everyone else is doing, to end up leading a variation of the same life everyone else is living?
It makes no sense to me.
Why would I live a life where I have to spend at least 40 hours a week working a job that is less fulfilling than pursuing my passions and what interests me.
Why, if I’ve been given the opportunity, with the way that society has shifted over the last few years that this is now something that the individual can do, would I not turn the pursuit of my passions into my job?
Into my life.
My passions are where I personally draw meaning from.
“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
It sounds cliché but it’s a model that I take to heart.
I’ve been toiling away, grafting and working hard on my passions; writing, video making, music making, journalism. I don’t consider it work. I enjoy every single minute of it.
Why shouldn’t I be able to make that my life?
Because it’s not “feasible”?
Because it’s not what happens in the “real world”?
If that’s the case then I don’t want to exist in that realm.
I’d rather live my dreams in the Matrix then live miserably in the logistically flawed society that exists at current.
Red pill or blue pill.
It’s your choice.
Let me know what you pick down in the comments.
Until next time,