You don’t see the world through my eyes.
So how could you expect to find my place in this world?
You could only do so through eyes of your own.
Which would make that observation,
a projection of your perspective,
on to me.
Which would make me more of the person that you
want me to be,
and less of the person that I am.
And, most of all,
Would make me unfaithful to the side of myself,
that you cannot see.
The side I have to face
every night before I sleep.
And so that place in the world,
in which you believe I fit,
would actually be fit for a part of you
Instead of for all of me.
My biggest hope for the next generation is that there is no singular life path that they are pressured to conform to. No more predetermined rules, you make your own. No right or wrong way to live. No reason to pursue the life ahead of you, other than your undivided devotion to yourself and your vision.
They will be told:
“Write your own ticket. You know what you’re passionate about, so go after it, be smart, and stay vigilant.”
The best part about your ticket is that nobody knows what it looks like other than you. Until your ticket is shared, and until the ticket is expressed through your own self, nobody has a clue what your ticket looks like. Only you can either choose or write your ticket, because this ticket is meant only for you, and lives only as long as all of you does.
Instead of being told that their passion isn’t worth pursuing or considering because it doesn’t make enough money, or doesn’t provide enough jobs. That philosophy is a product of the capitalist society that we will undermine. As long as you have passion, be smart, and stay vigilant – trust in yourself to follow your vision. Trust that in following the path that was carved for you, by you, fruits will be reaped from your labor. There is a job and a career that is meant for you – that you have the potential to consistently excel in. You must find it for yourself.
Once you do, don’t ever let anybody put a glass ceiling on your vision for your life.
It’s not worth it.