I'm back :) I know, I know, I promised to be frequent with my posts and I broke my promise. For this I apologize, there were circumstances unforseen that arose etc. :)
For those of you unfamiliar with my "conspiracy theories" well, hold on to your seats. I want you to think about every problem humanity ever had and every solution that has ever been discovered/invented (medicine, toilet paper ^_^ ), every improvement to life ever introduced(internet, electricity etc.) All of these inventions were made by people just like you and me but what was different? they found what they were made to do
Now back to my theory, "Every man, no matter what field of life, race or gender was created to solve a problem or effect specific change." However, it might not always be as glamorous as discovering the American continent or inventing the internet, some dreams are so big, it takes a group of people to achieve them. In that sense, two employees in the same company, college or geograhical location could be on the opposite ends of this issue, One man could be in a particular line of work for a good pay, while the other might be there because he understands that his work is his platform to fulfill destiny. Although they have the same title, they are miles apart when it comes to living up to their potential.
For as long as I remember, I've always been an advocate of never "settling". I believe in fighting as hard as you can against living a mediocre life. Nothing saddens me when I see a man who's a living template of societal expectations, a man who never strives to be all that he can. A man who hides behind a job and family as his reason for not making an effort. Ever heard the statement, "The machines will take over?" well they have. A lot of people might as well have been programmed and factory made, given that they live the life they "think" is expected of them, do not have their own ideas.
Everytime I express this line of thought to people, they give me the same answer everytime; get realistic. The problem I have with "being realistic" is its a very understandable crotch for mediocrity. It's easy to hide behind "rent & bills" as an excuse for settling rather than push for our dreams.
This one thing I do...
- Paul, Philipians 3:13
Now on to the heart of the matter. There is one, yes one "thing" that you were created to do. One thing to which all your talents, skills and inclinations would contribute. I believe youth is and should be all about discovering this one thing. Prayerfully of course. Too many young people today are too blinded by the prospect of success and "starting life" as soon as posible that they fail to realize that the only thing worse than death is regret of a life wasted; waking up at 60 and realizing you gave your best years, energy, time to the wrong career. Nothing hurts more. Nothing.
As a Christian, I love to use templates from the bible anywhere I find them and in the bible, Jesus started His active ministry at 30. Up until that point, He was being prepared for it. Going off that, I believe you should work tiressly at finding out that one thing that would define your life before you are 30. If you need to return to college to pick up a different degree, do so. If you need to learn a new trade do so. Remember, all the money in the world wont matter when you hate what you do daily.