“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. “
Fitting that one of world’s greatest innovators said this. We lost his mind far too early, pity that his legacy lives on partially in the form of poorly made expensive phones. Damn Hipsters (:
I’ve not lived yet.
I’m a ridiculously young punk 19 year old kid. I’ve seen a lot of people and things come and go. In my mind everything and everyone is expendable. life throws things your way and sometimes you just gotta take a chance, take a risk and make a drastic decision. When you go against the grain you can feel the rush, you can feel the eyes stare down upon you as you choose a different direction to everybody else. It’s a high that you cannot replace.
I’ve experienced this. I still do and I live for that feeling of exhilaration, that breeze between your hairs. That thrill. You get that by following your heart and living YOUR life.
Living your dreams, your hopes, and your sacrifices.
And only yours.
I remember when I was in Secondary school (aged 11-16) I was often ridiculed about my inability to keep up with trends for example my shoes weren’t Nike Air Force XYZ which automatically meant that I am not cool. I didn’t own a G-Shock 321 watch which automatically meant that I am indeed not “cool”. That still exists throughout adult life as well.
The people that owned this outrageously overpriced apparel were from poorer backgrounds and in reality should not afford these items…But they did. Why? Just so they could flash it off and say “I have it!!” I never fell to the peer pressure and allowed them to mock me.
I’d like to think that in a few years’ time they’ll see me and wonder “was that watch worth it?” I’m hoping that they’ll see me on TV on Monday Night Raw or Smackdown Live and they question their lives and how their materialistic ambitions have staggered their existence.
My life has its ups and really really REALLY! Big downs. But I always bounce back. I have to. I yearn to prove my growing list of doubters wrong.
I yearn to look myself in the mirror one day and say…”You done good kid”
And I guess at that point…I might actually understand why I am who I am.
As @lifeisawesome might say