Kurt Cobain once said, “There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life.”
I think it to be quite funny, how we think to ourselves that we are going to do big things with life, how we plan it all out so perfectly, and yet still we fall through the cracks. We say big things about how we are going to live the ideal life, and then it just, doesn’t happen. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.
I remember very vividly in my memory, particularly because I think about it nearly every day, how when I was barely 6 years old, I used to dream about being great and changing the world by becoming a superhero. At 11, I remember thinking to myself that I would change the world through music. Those idiotic images of me holding a microphone and screaming to the crowd telling them to make their dreams come true really refuse to leave my mind. At 13, I believed that I would never work under anyone. I thought to myself that I would do something so great that it would change the world forever and I would be inspiring people to change the world too. Moving on, I am now 14 years old, and I’m morphing, creeping into the skin of everybody around me. Today, I feel like I have disappointed myself, because now, the only thing I can plausibly think of is how I’m going to have to go to college and then get a job, and then die. After all the years of dreaming about doing something great, this, is what I have decided or rather what life now compels me to do. Why is that?
I have questions. For throughout my life until now I have dreamed of big things, the world’s influence has subdued this fruitful craving. Is this how it is supposed to be? Were we all meant to be victims of authority, whose dreams meant dust?
An idea of what I thought of dreams.
The one belief that I used to diligently live by (that has now begun the process of fading), was that if you do what you love, nothing can stop you from conquering the world. I would tell my friends, about how if everyone in the world would follow their dreams, do what they loved, this world, today, would be so much better of a place because when you love what you do, you put in your everything! And that is what the world needs now more than ever. Yet for having opinions I would be questioned about why I was turning into the weeping philosopher.
It is much easier said than done. If only in this great world would not do what I have done, let the world rule over MY feelings, people would not be afraid to do what they want (as long as of course it stands in the eyes of honour). So this is just a reminder that ten to fifteen years down the line, you do not want to regret not doing something you really want to, then do it. Do it NOW, for if you say tomorrow it will roll into day after, the day-day after, the next week, month, year, life.
Have no regrets.