I’m amazed that people actually believe that a normal life is to finish grade school, go to college, take on huge unforgivable debt, get a job, start a family, raise kids, buy a house, buy 2 cars, take on more massive debt, work 40 or 50 years to pay it off, retire (hopefully) and die. WTF? It’s literally socially taboo to do anything that deviates from this “normal” that society has imposed on us.
Yeah? There’s nothing normal about it.
All your good years are spent working for someone else to pay off debt that you almost have to get to live an acceptable life. Making your employer rich while you toil away and spend YOUR TIME (time you will never get back) working for them to make them money. Sure you get money, but it’s nothing compared to what they make. Regardless if you stay with one job or have many, the result is the same. You end up spending 30 or 40 or 50 years of your life working and HOPEFULLY, maybe, if you play your cards right you can live out the rest of your life in relative comfort IF you still have your health. IF you can actually get up and move around at all. IF you can enjoy your last remaining years in relative comfort.
All the years prior are gone. That’s it. That time is gone. You can’t get it back. You can’t go back in time. You can’t reverse to clock and start over. You’re stuck. You’re sitting there in you old age and most likely have never really gone anywhere.
You’ve probably never traveled much (too busy working). Never seen the world (too busy struggling). Never climbed a mountain or camped in another country or swam in the ocean or drove 1000 miles with no particular destination in mind (too busy trying to make ends meet).
It’s insane. That might have been ok back 100 years ago, or 250 year ago. But technology has made that lifestyle obsolete. We just haven’t realized that as a society yet. People are too focused on tomorrow and the bills they have to pay and keeping the lights on and food in the fridge to see that we don’t need to do it this way anymore.
Oh well. Screw it. I can’t do that. I won’t do that. I refuse to waste any more of my life stuck in a system that doesn’t give a shit about me. Why anyone else would I don’t know.
You only live once.
Do your dreams now! Today.
Don’t wait for the right time, because that time never comes and you can never get it back once that time is gone.
Live life now!