Let’s get one thing straight. Nobody has the answers and unless we make huge advances in science, they never will. That’s a great starting point for us all to be aware of. It’s easy to get caught up in the notion that someone else has all the answers, especially in this age of information overload. We’re constantly bombarded with advice on how to live our lives, what we should be doing, and how we should be doing it. But the truth is, nobody has it all figured out.
If you’re like me, you identify with the demographic of westerners in their 30s. If not, obviously the same doesn’t apply but hopefully some of this advice will resonate. We’re at a stage in life where we’re supposed to have it all together, or at least that’s what society tells us. We’re supposed to have a good job, a nice house, a loving partner, and maybe even a couple of kids. But the reality is that life is messy, and things rarely go according to plan.
People assume that there’s a predetermined path of how we should live our lives, and that if we don’t, if we falter or veer away from what’s expected, that’s offensive, that’s tragic. It’s not. Life is full of twists and turns, and sometimes the best things come from unexpected places. If you’re feeling lost or uncertain about your path, don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re not alone, and you’re not doing anything wrong.
Most people watch the news, indulge in some form of social media, or watch something that presents the ideal nuclear family-esque life. And while in many ways that looks wonderful, it’s not always what it’s cracked up to be. We all have issues, we all have problems, but we don’t allow the world in to understand that. Depression and pain aren’t sexy. Breakdowns, money worries, etc. hardly inspire the masses. But they are real, and they are unpredictable.
Comparing yourself to others isn’t helpful. Stop it. What you need to do is to stop making comparisons using yourself as some sort of simple metric whereby if you’re not doing as well as a friend or an acquaintance, you’re inferior. You’re not. Your path, your set of choices, your life, all of that matters in its own right. Whether you find your story boring or inspirational is subjective. If people can enjoy music you think is absolute trash, why wouldn’t they necessarily be able to find your life intriguing and or amazing? There’s something you’ve done or will do that no matter how small it may appear, could be monumental. Keep putting yourself out there. Act like Chumbawumba and get up again.
Michael has the answers. He has a million dollars and three kids. Good for Michael. He’s the exception. Now move on. I’ve already told you that nobody has the answers, and unless we make huge advances in science, they never will. So stop ignoring me.
It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that someone else has all the answers, that if we just follow their lead, we’ll be happy and successful. But the reality is that life is messy, and success is subjective. What works for one person may not work for another. And that’s perfectly fine.
It’s important to approach life with compassion and empathy, not just for others but for ourselves as well. We’re all doing the best we can with what we have, and that’s all anyone can ask. So be kind to yourself, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
In the end, the most important thing is to be true to yourself. Follow your own path, make your own choices, and
It’s important to remember that everyone’s journey is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s okay to take risks, to make mistakes, and to figure things out as you go along. Don’t be afraid to try new things, to explore new paths, and to take chances. After all, the only way to truly find out what works for you is to try different things and see what sticks.
One thing that can help in this process is to focus on your passions and interests. What brings you joy? What gets you excited? What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning? These are the things that should guide your decisions and your actions. Pursue your passions and make them a priority in your life, even if it means going against the grain or taking a less traditional path.
Of course, this isn’t always easy. It can be difficult to know what you want, or to find the courage to pursue it. That’s why it’s important to surround yourself with people who support and encourage you. Seek out mentors, friends, and family members who believe in you and your potential. These are the people who will be there for you when things get tough, and who will help you stay on track when you feel lost or discouraged.
At the same time, it’s important to be kind to yourself. Remember that nobody has all the answers, and that it’s okay to make mistakes. Be patient with yourself, and don’t beat yourself up if things don’t go according to plan. Instead, take it as an opportunity to learn and grow. Use your setbacks as fuel to keep going, and keep reminding yourself of why you started in the first place.
In the end, the most important thing is to stay true to yourself. Don’t let the expectations of others or societal norms dictate your path in life. Only you can decide what’s right for you, and only you can chart your own course. So be brave, be bold, and be yourself. Who knows where your journey will take you? It might just be the most exciting ride of your life.