Millennials listen up you have the greatest opportunity to live out your fantasy since the hay day of Greek Mythology. When I looked at my life as a teenager it all looked very predictable. I remember saying to my mum when I was 18 in a bit of a drunken stupor…Mum what is the point to life…it’s all mapped out…I’ve been ushered to school now ushered to university and then into a job I may not want. I guess then will come marriage, kids a house and I suppose I will build a man shed to protect me from going completely insane. Mum I don’t want that life…I want a life full of surprises, twists, turns and limitless fulfilment.
The response…I understand son…but one day you will see that all those things become unique when it’s created by you. She wasn’t wrong. Creating the life you want is unique even if it resembles a few social norms or if completely doesn’t follow any perceived ‘norms’ and follows a different path. Because it’s your life, your DNA, your unique world view that matters. For me I follow a few social norms and a few that aren’t so normal but I don’t worry about what people think or what I’m supposed to do. So long as I’m being true to myself not hurting anyone and trying my face off to make a difference…then my life is full and purpose is real.