What have I done with my life?
Not in a, for lack of the right word, complainful way, but in a omnipresent point of view. After the APUSH review today, I hung out with some of my friends and we started talking about 2012, which somehow lead to materialism and the prompt we read in English about todays society and materialism. Anyway, I’m sure many people know about it and stuff, but I want to address it. Society these days (not that I know of old days), just care about what they have or own. Kids get new Ipods, new cars, new T.V.’s, new everything. Think about this, an Ipod cost around 250$; while around in the early 1900s throughout the Cold War, one was lucky to get a dime to get a jawbreaker. Kids went outside to play because they lacked playstations or 360s. They didn’t get a new bike every time it broke; they had to repair it themselves. If you ask me, that sounds a lot better than what we have. We define ourselves by what we have, not what we do.
In society, usually you expect someone to go through high school, go to college, get a career, own a house, and have a family. That sounds great, but somewhere in between, you don’t get the chance to really get to self-actualize. I’m talking about experiences. My dad had a life; he escaped the Vietnam draft and ran off to China, through Cambodia and into Laos. He worked for random people and survived on his own. Afterward, he got on a boat, and came to a foreign land named America, where he did not know the language, the customs, and was broke. All by the time he was 25. What am I going to tell my kids? “I went to school in the suburbs. I went to college. Dated your mom, had you guys and now I am accountant.” NOT. I don’t want that to be my life. I want to do something exciting. Something like Christopher McCandless from Into The Wild. I want to get away from all this boring place. I want to see what I can do. I am so sick and tired of daily routines of the same damn thing: waking up, going to school for a good 7 hours, returning home to do homework for another 3 hours, all while trying to do extra things like clubs and crap. I guess I am complaining, but this is my tumblr and this is part of what it’s for. That’s why I said I want to join the circus in my previous post. To go around the country and explore new places, new things, is what I desire. Hopefully someday I will.
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