Life pressures and how to cope

An important aspect of adulthood is starting to take responsibilities in your life. You have to deal with the pressure of finding a job and fulfilling society’s expectations of what you should be doing with your life, as well as your own expectations.

Soon you find out you’re in a very different place you thought you would be when you first envisioned the life you wanted to have.

But that’s all right. After all, no one really likes their jobs and everyone is miserable. You should just deal with it.

RIGHT?

WRONG!

That is what we’re programmed to believe from the moment we step into life.
We are expected by everyone around us to deliver results in life. At school we learn tons of different subjects that are supposed to build up the knowledge we need to get into college, have a career and, of course, make money.

But often we don’t really even know what we like, and when we do, a lot of times, it is not something that brings a stable enough life, in the eyes of the people around us. We become conflicted because the ideal we’ve learned from our parents and school is a far cry from our inner wishes.

You don’t really want to become an artist, right?
You don’t want to build your own business from nothing.
You don’t want to be a gamer.
Those things aren’t a guarantee. They’re for the other people.
Those few human beings who are so lucky they can actually make a living out of those things. You should be a lawyer, or a doctor.

We hear that often, but the truth is you can make a living out of ANYTHING.
We are not supposed to be unhappy, but we act like we are. The purpose of human beings is not to deliver results like a never resting mindless machine. We are supposed to seek that which fulfills our soul. We must use our talents in the most creative way possible.

Those “other people” who are successful today had to turn their backs away from convention and go after their objectives. A lot of effort was necessary, but that is the case with the best things in life.

It is okay to not know what to do.
It is okay to walk the road less traveled.

You owe it to yourself to take the time to find out what you’re truly passionate about and go after it, no matter what expectations you think you should fulfill. We must not spend the rest of our lives doing something we hate. It will never bring the best we have to offer to the world.

So,yes,a lot of people do hate their jobs. But you shouldn’t be one of them. And for those who already are, it is never too late to change.

The ideal of conformity is not the one we should follow. We all have the right to happiness, but we’ll never reach it unless we break through all the unnecessary expectations.

So if you want to overcome society’s conformity and be free, there’s only one way to go.

Do not deal with it. Change it.

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