Here’s the thing: ever since we are born, society tell us what it’s correct, there’s a path that we are supposed to follow, and if you are not doing it, then, what’s wrong with you?
I’ve said this many times, but we are in so much pressure at such a young age, and that shouldn’t be the case. I, like many other teenagers nowadays, was “forced” to pick a career, and to follow it. I remember I was at my second year, and I felt miserable, I wanted to quit, but of course I didn’t do it, what a shame, who would I be then?
Looking back, I don’t regret that decision, it was good, it gave me a purpose, going to school can be amazing, but it’s not everything. Parents fail sometimes by not giving they children the opportunity to enjoy life and be a little more free.
I cannot conceive the idea of not going to school, but that's because I was raised with this idea of become someone, and be successful.
And now I am here.
I called my mom the other day asking for advice and the only words I remember from her are “but, what are you going to do now? You are a psychologist, if you are not going to work as one, then, why did we paid so much for you education?”
Here’s the thing: we are not a box.
School and society want us to become boxes, they want to limit us, they put labels, and that’s it. But we need to remember that we can be anything we want to. You can be successful, even if you didn’t go to school. You can be a lawyer who loves to dance, and become a dance teacher, you can be a chef who loves clothes, and open a clothing store, you can do anything!
But just as long as you wanted.
Enjoy life, become whatever you want, cause at the end, as cliché as it sounds, you only live once.