I do NOT care how successful you are, who you are, where you are, your religion, sexuality or socioeconomic background, we are all drowning in an abundance of societal, familial, and cultural expectations. Expectations that have without a doubt taken part in creating the person we are today. So what separates our individual desires from the desires others reflect upon us? The answer to that question takes a lot of self reflection.
There are very few people have been able to break down those expectations and simply, follow their heart’s most inner desires. If you are thinking, “how am I supposed to do that?”, well here’s a pro-tip: Identify your heart’most inner desires. Most of us when asked, “what do you love to do” or “what are you insanely passionate about?”, cannot come up with a truly self-satisfying answer to either one of those questions. Sure we can BS our way through a conversation, or say something to please a family member but here’s a fair warning: WORDS ARE POWERFUL. You repeat the same bullshit answer over and over, before you know it, you’ll start to actually believe it. Before you know it you’ll be working at a job that you hate and stuck in a life that you never truly envisioned for yourself.
Unless you live in a third world country, without access to internet, electricity, food and/or water, there’s no need to live your life based on other people’s expectations of what you think, they think..you should be doing.
This blog is dedicated to those who want want to not just survive but THRIVE. This blog is dedicated to those who want to wake up everyday with heart-wrenching excitement about who they are and what they are doing. This blog is dedicated to those willing to risk everything, because living a substandard life is absolutely terrifying.
Fun-Employment Rate is a blog dedicated to those doing what they love, un-apologetically to inspire those who don’t.
Individuality is a dying breed. Today, people are psychologically trapped to live a life based upon the expectations of others. So much so, it has become apart of our identity. We inadvertently trick ourselves into believing that is what we really want. Lifetimes are wasted away clocking in time (our most valuable commodity) we can never get back.
Next time you think about what it is you really want to do, ask yourself: “Why?”, because existential expectations wear many different masks.
Understanding what you truly want can be one of the most difficult adventures of your life, but it is also the crucial difference between surviving and THRIVING.