One of the greatest struggles a teenager can face is that moment when they are asked to choose not just if they want to go to college, but which college, and not only which college but what major to pursue in regards to their life career. We have it different in today’s world as there are more pressures associated with choices due to the increasing amount of technological breakthroughs and events of our ever-changing time.
Choices that may have, at one point, seemed simple to older generations, such as continuing education, are now filled with more and more outside factors. How will we pay for our schooling? Not only that, but once that money is spent, will it pay off? Will we even be able to find a job in the field that we threw so many thousands of dollars and years of our young lives into? And at what point can we tell ourselves that the path we are currently on is no longer working?
People such as our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents, all worked to try and reach a better quality of living. Now that it’s here, and we’ve reached it, what do we do? The reality is that there are no answers to these questions. At some point in every person’s life they have to sit down with themselves and have a conversation about what they truly want.
There is only so much we can do in the present to prepare for the future and there is only so much we can make out of every situation we face. Looking back into history books its clear who we have deemed heroes. It’s clear how the work that they put so much energy into affected our lives today. This is not the case while living in the present. We cannot understand how or why our thoughts and actions fit into the bigger scheme of things. The missing piece is finding what you love to do and sticking with it through the incredible highs and gut wrenching lows.
Because at the end of the day “…everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
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