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Every time I fill one of these sections out, my description changes; I think it's a result of the many realizations I've had between the time I thought having a nice car was my sole purpose in life and now. It's virtually impossible (and unnecessary) to squeeze all of my thoughts into one writing, but I will say that too many people in this world are on a mental treadmill. History repeats itself in the absence of change, and not enough of us realize it's even happening; I'm just glad I finally figured it out.
Maybe it IS possible to put it into words in one sitting. This is a new night, the night of my 24th birthday. We spend so much time in our areas of comfort and understanding that we don't move as far ahead as we could. Sometimes, it's because we don't know any better. But sometimes, it's because we DO know better, but those in our primary group don't give us what we THINK we need to move ahead. I spent so much time concerned about what other people thought about me. So much time concerned with what I was wearing and what kind of car I was driving. I didn't understand that all of those things come when you stop caring about them, and start caring about your fellow man. I used to stress out so much about what I THOUGHT was important. It comes down to way way we're socialized. It's all I ever saw; it's all I ever knew. I was taught that simply being in school and having a job was enough. I was taught that the ultimate goal was to be the envy of my peers, BY my peers. Not that it's a bad thing, but I never had anybody to push me slightly ahead of that line of thinking.
One problem that I see in our society is that not a lot of people are reaching their full potential due to inadequate motivation from those responsible for their initial socialization. It's not because these individuals don't care, it's because they don't know any better. I think there's a lot of "industrial age" thinking present in this "information age." That's why a lot of kids are told that it's illogical to pursue their wildest dreams. We're experiencing culture lag.
We have to absorb what's happening around us and translate it into plain English for our children, and others that are receiving life-lessons from us. History repeats itself in the absence of change, and I can definitely tell you that the course of my life has taken a new direction I never knew existed because I incorporated new thoughts into my mind.
My brain and fingers are tired now, but just know that with a higher level of awareness comes a higher level of life satisfaction.
As some of you know, I used to think that this adult thing was totally overrated...but now I think it's not, in addition to thinking a lot of people don't even know what it means..