For some reason I had the urge to talk about my frustration with the voicemail setup of my iPhone, something I've put off for a while, started today on a whim, and ended up not finishing at all. Now I'm questioning whether my plan has voicemail at all.
But that's first world problems, isn't it? Man, we 'Muricans have it too good. We get "da Jordans". We spend "da moneys". We eat "da food" and throw away perfectly good scraps of it. You should see how many plastic bottles I have scattered around my computer space, I drink so much water. Like a pig. A 'Murican pig.
Do me a favor guys, appreciate what you have. Don't be wasteful. You all have opportunities to do amazing things that other people living in third-world countries are unable to even attempt. And that's not just me spouting bull at you to motivate you with meaningless words. Take a look at my comment signature:I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are. ~ Mewtwo, 1998
Take a look at the major figures you know that grew from a place of nothing, and were once considered unsuccessful. Einstein. Markiplier. And yes, even butthurt, failed-artist Hitler. What these guys all had in common was perseverance.
That word has lost its luster because of how motivational speakers always overuse it, but I'd like you to get past that desensitization if you're reading this.
Perseverance. If you push yourself to do something, you'll often find that you really can do it. Ever heard of "learned helplessness"? There was a study about it once, where they had two groups of dogs, one group held down and another with no restraints. Both were given electrical shocks. Then they put the dogs together, this time allowing the bound dogs to roam free. They approached the dogs, and the ones who knew they could avoid it ran. The ones who were bound and had learned that struggling was useless simply sat there, waiting to get it over with.
I think that applies to us when we think about the heights we can't reach.
Have you ever thought to yourself, "Who am I kidding? I'm just a kid who's ____ years old, I can't do anything big!" Doubts like this affect you more than you think. Even adults of 50 years old wouldn't know what to do with their 1040 ez tax documents if they doubted themselves and had never filled out a tax form in their life. Could you imagine if you were so low in self-confidence that you worked as a McDonald's employee (and I mean the lowest kind, nothing like being a manager) for more than a few years? And I don't mean to degrade the proud men and women who HAVE to work in janitorial services or McDonald's due to unfortunate circumstances. I mean this for people who are completely capable of so much more, who bottle up their talents.
I don't know if you're Catholic or not, but if you are, God gets pretty pissed when you keep your talents bottled up. Gave you the ability to make a mean backstroke, and this is how you repay him?
TLDR; go do something cool and productive, cuz you're cool whether you know it or not