Different people live for different reasons: some eat to live, and others live to eat; some live for the fame, and others are content with staying under the radar. Each of us has a different ultimate goal in life, and we all want different things, but sometimes, it’s hard to know what the next step to take is when we don’t know the destination that we are aiming for.
When I was younger, I used to think that people my age would already know what they wanted in life, but now that I am actually here, I realise that I was sorely mistaken. Most of us are still a little lost at this point, stuck in the middle where we are supposed to act like adults but lack the experience to do so. And somehow, we are expected to make decisions that will affect us for the rest of our lives when we haven’t yet seen enough of the world to know what we want.
Then, there are those who already know where they are headed. It must be quite comforting to have a clear objective, but at the same time, I also wonder if they ever feel deprived of getting to make those difficult decisions that we have to. Even though decisions are hard, they are part of the beauty of growing up. And even though it‘s confusing, searching for what we truly want is rewarding when we do find it in the end.
We live and we learn; we make mistakes, and we grow from them. We have to search through both the familiar and unexpected, and hope to find what we are looking for. We have to let ourselves take chances and take on new opportunities so that a decade from now, we won’t regret having not looked harder.
PS. Yes, I'm still alive.