Do you remember the advices that people give, without any prior information about what you should or shouldn’t do? It’s hard to understand what the basis of this advice is. Sure they can mean well, but when they insist that a certain thing is right or wrong, it’s hard to understand why anyone would push aside their own thinking for another’s. How can you say you should do this, without knowing the situations one is facing? Especially if it’s what they did in a situation far different from yours.
It gets worse and worse when they don’t even try to look at things from your perspective. Things were done, actions were taken, and the person that is giving you the advice may have found himself in a similar position, but it’s never the same. It never means those ways that that someone took are the way actions meant to be taken. It’s a holier than thou attitude, where what you did is the only way possible. It’s pompous, it’s arrogant and worst of all, it’s restrictive. There are new things, new actions, new courses to take that come up every day.
Whatever you’re doing, that is how it’s supposed to be done. It doesn’t matter if you’re a doctor, a lawyer, a creator, a student or a paperboy. There is always a better way, in someone else’s eyes, but the truth is, there is no right way. There is only the wrong way until you find the way that succeeds.
Innovation isn’t necessary, but it shouldn’t be disregarded. Doing something everyone has done irrelevant, only what feels right, is exactly what you’re supposed to do. And if you’re told that this way or that way, isn’t the course to be taken, don’t blindly nod your head and agree to it.
Just wait for a moment, and ask yourself, why not. Why is a certain thing to be done a certain way? Why can’t you pack everything and go travel? Why can’t you take a job halfway across the country, or the world?
If you have dreams to see the world, when or how else do you plan on seeing the world? If you want to be yourself, how else do you plan on being yourself?