Why is it that since childhood, the society tells us what jobs are respectful and what jobs are not? Why is it that to the current world, one’s social status has become more important than his/her happiness? Why is it we, despite knowing this, still choose to walk on the same, worn out path? The reason is we are afraid. Afraid that we wouldn’t succeed in our dream job. Afraid that we would be looked down upon by the society. Afraid that we wouldn’t be able to continue with the living standards provided to us by our parents. But the one thing we tend to forget is it wouldn’t matter.
Just to paint a picture, Imagine you are a good basketball player. Now, I will invite Roger Federer and Lionel Messi, two legends in their respective sports to have a shoot out with you. Now remember, they are the world’s best, while you are just good. But still, you would win because basketball isn’t their sport. Similarly, No matter how much you train, how much you study, how much you practice, If it is not something you like, you will just be average.
The great American Philosopher Henry David Thoreau once said, ” Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the live you’ve imagined“. It is your dream. Only you know the extent of it. Only you know your capabilities. No matter how good your descriptive skills are, one will never be able to fully understand your dream. So don’t bother trying to convince everyone. Just work hard on your dream and show it to them. The number of people who believe in you doesn’t matter as long as you believe in yourself. And that’s all you need.
The ball is in your court. The choice is yours. Your options are to live your life doing something mediocre or follow your dreams and get to live life in the fast lane. You get a chance to be some body. You get an opportunity to create your identity which isn’t determined by your education or your social status. you get a chance to live free.