On The Shortness of Life
Life is really short. Don't let anyone say otherwise because they are absolutely bonkers to think so. Just think of how much the world has to offer, and how little time humans are given to explore it all. I'm in grade 12, and right now I'm drowning in applications for schools and scholarships. Until now while trying to plan my next life steps all I've been told is "Oh don't worry about it now. You've got time." And that's been the biggest lie anyone's ever said to me. With so much to choose from there's never enough time. Especially when you're already bad at making decisions.
Not Everyone Is an A**hole
It's easy to judge someone based on one or two brief interactions. *Insert some quote about judging books by their covers here.* Just think of how often it happens. Picture where you work or go to school, and how many people are there. There are maybe ten people that could be considered more than acquaintances, a handful of close acquaintances, and all the rest. The latter category can be very diverse if one so chooses to care. There's probably a good portion that actually fall into the sub-category that is decent people. However, because no one really takes the time to care or take note, the vast majority of people in "the others" category are likely to be judged as lesser people. More commonly known as Assholes. But who really does care, and why should you?
A Reason to Live
Life is hard, and I'm sure everyone has asked themselves at some point something along the lines of: "Why am I doing this?" or: "Is my life really joyful and fulfilling?" There is no one answer to these types of questions, but I have a philosophy. My idea isn't an all-encompassing solution, and I don't pretend to live perfectly—no sir! However, this idea sure has opened my eyes to the value of the time that I am so lucky to have on this planet.
Life Lessons from a Traveling 16-Year-Old
Traveling may seem daunting to some. There are so many unknowns like: Will I get lost? Am I going to be able to communicate properly? Will I even like the experience? Questions like this can be paralyzing to people, and that's why they stay stuck inside their heads, never to go off and just live a better life by embracing what they don't know. To me, the unknown is a calling to adventure. It's a thrill to go experience amazing things, broaden my mind, and learn about myself and the world. Recently I took my longest trip ever to Japan. The lessons I learned were life-changing.