Dreams and aspirations in life are kind of cheesy to talk about, especially if you get to converse with people who aren’t really that in for that kind of conversation.
I don’t know how it happened but last Wednesday when my friends and I were kind of feeling bad about certain things, they asked me if we could all hang out. Then it happened. The talk happened. We talked about how we wanted to do this and achieve that, we talked about how life is not always what you think it’ll be. That too much idealism can sometimes break you. That in life you need people to be able to shape you, to hone you, and be the person that you ache to be because in life you don’t get to straighten out your plans right away. And most especially, alone.
To be honest, all along I thought that I’d be like this and I’d be like that. That I’d achieve this by the age of something and that I’d be able to travel places by the time that I am like this or that. I was an idealist. And then it hit me. When my friend said that things don’t always go your way or the way you planned it to be, it was like an eye-opener for me. I was so sure of what I’m going to be like, I was so certain that nothing will ever hinder me from achieving such things in a particular time. But no. That kind of thing barely happens. You’re lucky if you got your plans all worked up.
Based on what my friend said, I came to believe that we are all prone to commit mistakes. It’s human nature. If your plan fails it doesn’t immediately follow that you’ve also failed in life or in yourself. It’s just that you really can’t just grasp something in just a blink of an eye.
Also, you need people in your life. Sure, you’ve got the knowledge and intelligence or the fame that you’ve gotten from others but what’s the use if you’re just going to confine yourself with your own little world, your books, your movies and whatnot? Those things are basically just an idea or perceptions of others, but they are not yours and will never be. Experience, I believe, is always the best teacher. Because it is only with experience that you get to discover a story, a movie or make a book out of it. And the best part is? It’s your own and not just a total rip off from whatever it is that you read or watch.
Humility in life is also a key to success. I know it’s easy for someone to claim that s/he is humble and is not easily blinded or deafened by his/her own achievements, but at the end of the day your behavior towards the people around you will reflect what kind of a person you are. I don’t believe in people who belittle or think too low of others just because they think they are superior or that they’ve earned a certain title or whatever; those kind of people make me sad. Give yourself a favor and as early as now please do try to prevent to destroy your ego. Have a little faith in everyone that you get to encounter because one day you’d be surprised with what they actually have to offer. We have our own abilities and as a person I know that anyone is exceptional at something, or anyone can be if you let them be. The world needs to have faith in everybody. Don’t let that poison consume you and your faith with the people who might help you— who are actually capable to extend their help in you.
Right now I’m only thankful that we all had those kinds of conversation, to which I wouldn’t be elaborating, since it stopped me from pressuring myself about getting all things worked out right away. It is also flattering that some people notice me and recognize how I, as they say, work properly and is a kind of person who doesn’t rant or complain (HAHA, I know!) when given a task or asked for a favor to do. I mean I want to involve myself that’s why I do such things, but to have some of your friends to really say to your face that I’m doing great or whatever, it’s just overwhelming. But then again, that thing only makes me more inspired to do more and be involved.
So here’s to all of my friends who I’ve spent almost 6 hours of sheer bliss and intellectual conversation with just about anything, I am all so proud to be able to converse with you about life and how you guys know it and I am still glad that I listened to your pieces of advice that’ll probably of great use for all of us in the future. You guys inspire me. And having said that, I cannot wait for… You guys know. Let’s make this world a better place! :)