So often we find outside sources attempting to chart our futures for us. They always seem to have this crystal clear vision of what we should be doing or how we should be living. I have found a number of people trying to help direct me. I have one major problem with this....all of these people feel that the path that they have followed is the path that is best for us to follow as well. I beg to differ.
How many of you out there remember the movie Dead Poet's Society with Robbin Williams? If my memory serves me correctly, the young man in the movie desperately wanted to be a poet, but his father had an unrelenting vision of his son becoming a doctor. The ending(which I will not reveal) ended up being quite tragic. How many times have you heard interviews with actors, singers, writers, or musicians that are now famous recalling their parents, friends or girlfriends telling them that its time to "grow up already" or "get a real job" ....or something of that nature?
Well....what if they had listened?
I am a big believer that every man and woman must march to the beat of his or her own drummer. It is so important to listen to your heart and to be true to yourself, regardless of what others think or say. Sometimes, this will be your ticket to a prestigious university and on to a four year degree....other times, this will catapult you deep into the rainforest with no more than a poncho and a backpack.
So, whether you end up a computer specialist or a construction worker, a businessman or backpacker.....do no compromise your sense of self. At the end of the day, the only thing that really matters is that YOU are satisfied with your life. I hope all of you find whatever it is that you are looking for. May all of your dreams come true. Take care everyone!
See you next time!