“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” [Steve Jobs, Stanford University 2005]
I don’t think there’s such a thing in the world as “being stuck” doing whatever it is you don’t want to do. Why? Because there’s always a choice not to. And I’m not talking about picking between suffering through a salad or snarfing a burger or even if you want to go clubbing on a Thursday night or not. Those are easy! I’m talking about the bigger things like what the fuck you want to do with your life.
Most people would rather stick to what they know like taking a college course that would get them into a good company…even if they’d rather do poetry all their life. Some survive, some don’t and then they claim to be stuck. And they spend a lifetime being stuck and bitter about the many things they weren’t able to do then they die.
Today I just learned that to be truly human, we must die. And that awareness on our own mortality is our drive to do what we want to do (and that’s not the typical teenage shit teenagers usually say). One day, I, you, they will be all gone from this world. And it’s shit to know that until death, nothing meaningful has taken place. Just because you were stuck.