Why You Need To Keep Fighting
Why does everyone expect everything to be easy? Okay, I know not everyone expects things to be easy, but people are often surprised when they aren’t. They often complain about how hard everything is and how unfair life is. Yet, no one said it was easy and no one said it was fair. In fact, people have been saying the opposite for a lot of years, philosophers, religious texts, and probably just the average person. So why do we think that everything should be easy or fair?
I wonder if it’s because most people got things handed to them when they were children. I mean, when you’re four you can’t exactly cook dinner for yourself. That’s something I hadn’t thought of before, actually. And no, I’m not suggesting we put children to work, I’m just saying maybe that’s where our idea that everything should be easy and fair comes from, because as children we were cared for and we were made to be nice to other children (sometimes), and then we slam into adulthood where while there are quite a few nice people, things aren’t exactly fair. That being said, even as a child not everything is fair. Some children have nicer toys than other children and stuff like that.
So what am I rambling on about now? Oh, yes, life not being easy or fair. Well, let me tell you what brought this idea on. I’m terrified of finding a minimum wage job and being stuck in it for the rest of my life and never amounting to anything ever in my life. In short, fear of failure, something a lot of people go through at least once in their life. Probably doesn’t help that I’m young and haven’t really done anything outside of school. But then I realized, that the only way I’ll be stuck in a minimum wage job, is if I let myself be stuck in a minimum wage job. I was acting like I only had one chance to do this thing called life right, and that if I screwed that up, I was done. I would be unhappy for the rest of my life, grow old and alone, and have my cats eat me when I died. But really, that’s pretty unrealistic (I mean, do cats even eat people?). We make so many choices every day that we have multiple opportunities to get back on track. Basically, if you’re not dead, you can still keep trying.