Life is how you make it. Here are some things the youth keeps wasting their lives on and regret later in life.
1. What other people would say
When I was 21, I was a popular academic genius on my campus. To crown it All I was a political leader. These two combinations made me so popular that I could have won a title among the most influential students on my campus. But a few months after my 21st birthday I decided to leave school. I had to do some ugly jobs, which were meant to be for slaves or on educated people in my country. Because I just had to do that to raise capital for my business.
Today I see so many young people thinking too much about what other people will think about them. They can’t do dirty things to pursue their dreams because the opposite sex will see them. They use money they don’t have to buy the latest fashion because they want to look beautiful on Social media, they must use new phones because that’s what makes them acceptable among the silly people who are like them. Listen to this simple advice.
You can always think about other people’s opinion. Buy the Rolex watches and iPhones. You can always drive Benz and be the CEO, but you have to love yourself enough when you’re starting out to ignore whatever other people might be thinking about you. if there is a job you have to do to raise capital for your business, but it’s not
White collar job, go and do it, and let your girlfriend leave you. If there’s the latest phone your friends are buying and you know you could invest that money into something better. Let your friends leave you.
If your parents want you to study law or medicine so as to fulfill their own childhood dream and you know music is the only thing that can make you happy go do your music and let your parents disown you. It’s actually very simple. Love yourself first. Thing about yourself first. Do things for yourself first.
2. Pleasure, pleasure and pleasure
In the culture, I grew up with, you really don’t have much freedom in your first 17 years. You have to go to primary and set underscore while you’re in your parents’ home. Your parents and teachers tell you when to do what and what to do and when you’re 15, you start to hate their authoritarianism.
So much that when you finally turn 18 you get out of home to the university, you really want to enjoy your freedom. The problem with this is that true Freedom can only be enjoyed by the people who know how to say no.
So many young people have devoted their life so much to pleasure that the only thing they seem to be doing with their life is pleasure, pleasure and some more pleasure. I know people who watch movies in the morning.
How on Earth can anyone do that? There are people who spend five to seven hours every day on social media. How can any human being be allowed to do that? There are so many young people who don’t miss any party or social gathering. How can you have the time to pursue your life’s dreams?
For anyone going somewhere worthwhile entertainment is something you do to relax so that your brain can do a better job next time when you get to do your life’s work, then someone will ask me is life all about work? And my answer is yes! Life is all about work, work and work. Your primary duty is to figure out your life’s passion so that your work will entertain you. If you need five hours of entertainment to remain alive, you don’t have a life.
3. School without education
Most people I know who are University graduates are not educated. That may be due to the poor educational system in my country. I guess so many other people all over the world simply don’t get education out of school. They simply get degrees. Well, your degree is a mere piece of paper and the best it can do for you is to give you a job. To live, grow and be happy you need to have a deep understanding of yourself and the world around you. And this can only be gotten via personal and determined self-education.
4. hanging out with just anyone
I got admission to a Polytechnic when I was about 18 years and 5 months. A few weeks on campus I already had about five friends. Guess how we all became friends? we sat next to each other in class. We met in a departmental meeting or we walked alongside each other, started talking and that was it. most young people choose their friends in relationship simply by choosing whoever they see around them. The problem about this is that most people in the world are average.
So if you choose the guy next to you, there’s a good chance he’s just one average guy without dreams or aspirations. And as the saying goes you’re going to end up being the average of the five closest people to you. I later learned that my friends had the power to influence my future. So I let go of all my negative friends and started to make friends consciously. I look for positive people who don’t make excuses or complain about everything and choose them as my friends. What happens when you do this is that you’ll have fewer friends, but there’s good news. One ambitious and positive friend is better for your life than a hundred negative friends.
5. Planning too much
So many people spend all their 20th dreaming and making plans. Maybe you should stop planning. It’s useless. Go out and do stuff. make mistakes and learn from your mistakes. When you’re on your deathbed you’ll never blame yourself for things you did which didn’t work. You only blame yourself for the things you never had the courage to do. So go and do, do and do. Try things, attempt the Impossible. Right after a mission that is bigger than you that is how to find yourself and be happy.
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