Chasing Dreams

`The entire purpose is for everyone to be able to create in a way that makes them happy. Fame is almost an inconsequential by-product of what we’re really trying to accomplish. We are trying to put great things into the world, we’re trying to have fun, and we’re trying to become the greatest versions of ourselves in the process of doing things we love.`- Will Smith

 

Every now and then I come across a quote/statement that strikes a chord somewhere inside of me, now I am not exactly 100% sure where this chord is but I know when it has been struck, I think. That feeling when something resonates with you and sticks with you forever and ever…okay slight exaggeration.

At an early age we are told to “do what we love” and that phrase is eventually turned into “if you get into a career you don’t enjoy you will be a miserable sloth and hate the rest of your life”, we are also told to align ourselves with a path that will enable us to be secure later in life, get a degree and make a career out of it essentially. BUT, BUT, what about the individuals that have absolutely no use for school, a degree, or anything of the sort. I do not share these sentiments, but there are many that simply view school as a waste of time. I am in an awkward position, I understand the value of school, aside from the simple educational value school is a great place to grow as an individual, there is a lot of value in school.Period. I also am of the belief that school is not the end-all be-all and I understand the importance of what goes on outside of school, mix the two views together and you get what you get, get what you see, me…and all the other individuals that share similar outlooks.

We all know things about ourselves that nobody else will ever know, whether we choose to consciously acknowledge these things or not is our own prerogative. The better we know ourselves, what we want in life, where we want to be, the easier it becomes to brush off those urges to give into things that will derail us from “trying to become the greatest versions of ourselves in the process of doing things we love.” We know those things all too well, fast money, instant gratification, what he/she is doing or what she/he is saying, through all this it is important to know that we are not meant to be the same or achieve things at the same time and the more you give into those ideas the further you stray from becoming the best YOU.

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