Look around. The only reason why you have everything around you and why those things even exist is because of the two following words:
If you want to eat your favorite food, you drive to the restaurant that serves it and eat your meal. If you want to listen to music, you turn on the radio. If you want to see in a dark room, you turn on a light. If you want to get better from the flu, you take medication. All of these things arose from a need; it is this desire that makes the world go ’round.
When I was little, the greatest problem I encountered was whether the knight would save the princess from the dragon. As I got older, the “dragon” became doing what was necessary to make my parents proud, getting good grades, making friends, becoming acquainted with teachers, running for leadership positions, and fulfilling my responsibilities at home. As time passed, the “dragon” evolved and turned into standardized testing, strenuous rehearsals, AP classes, college applications, and the driving test. The “dragon” became heartbreak and failure and rejection. In present day, the “dragon” has many names:
Student debt, car insurance, health insurance, bills, illness, taxes, natural disasters, and global warming
Our entire lives, we learn about what other people did
what other people discovered, what other people saw, what other people succeeded at, and what other people failed in doing
I’m a fan of Harry Potter, Ed Sheeran, heartwarming Christmas commercials, deep conversations, and rainy nights.
I didn’t know how crucial timing is until recently
I thought it was just the three factors they teach you in psych
But I now know that it’s possible for two people to completely miss each other purely because of timing
And there truly is a thing as too late