Live. Dont just exist.

I know, I know, this seems pretty cliche in this age of the "Yolo" but hear me out. We all want to have a great life, we all have dreams, goals, wishes and aspirations but 100% of the time, 90% of people hardly ever achieve any of them. I was confused at first, then later I got to thinking, I remembered how when I was a kid, everyone always said to us kids, "dream BIG", "aim for the stars", blah blah and as I grew up, those same people changed their words to "be realistic", "get real". They practically tell us without actually saying it that dreams are for children. It's at this point that most people fall prey to the "safe life" they become part of the machine of society. They lose their creativity, uniqueness and individuality that God created them with. They become robots who only live for the next payday. Slaves to bosses and corporations. Hence my concern. After much thinking, I've chalked it up to this. We're all in a rush --- a rush that doesn't exist. A rush that forces us to settle for anything that looks safe that comes to our way. WE SETTLE. NEVER SETTLE. Just think about this hilarious quote I read a while back, "do we all avoid taking risks so as to arrive safely at death?" funny but true. Most people are afraid of trying, afraid of living and therefore never live. They exist.
I'm here to tell you there's another way. Free yourself from the set of wrong principles that make people focus too much on a salary than on making their lives count for something. Do what you love and love what you do. It is only by doing so that you can actually live. Why do you think those geeks back at school were so good at their academics, it wasn't because they had some superior intellectual capacity, it's because they actually LOVED school.  However, for fear of derailing into a slew of cliches, I'll leave you with this. If today was the last day of your life, how would you live it? your answer should become a daily routine. If you disagree and believe this is all a load of nonsense, repeat after me, "Go to work, send kids to school, follow fashion, act normal, walk on pavement, watch T.V, work all day" let that sink in for a while then repeat after me again, "I am free" trololololol. See ya l8r.
Josh.