What do you want to be?
Answer it first, then read this.
by your friendly, Medium-hood, sarcastic dude
“What do you want to be?”
I guarantee you that every time you answer that question, you know from the bottom of your bottomless, cold heart, that you’re still really not sure. I’m pretty sure that even Thor didn’t think about becoming the King of Asgard at first, except Loki. (That sly, sneaky jester.)
I can tell you’re annoyed through your front camera that I’m going off track here. (I was trained by Edward Snowden)
Okay, okay, FINE. Give me a second to focus.
“What do you want to be?”
You know, honestly, I want to be a bread so I can make tons and tons of dough. Maybe I want to be a superhero like Spiderman, Superman or Flash, but then again, it’s not possible… Yet.
Okay, jokes aside, I really do not know. I know I want to be a director and a great story-teller, but deep down inside, I’m still not sure if that’s what I want to be.
Yes, I’m fully aware that some people, including you, might already have the answer to the question. Just know that it’s not a permanent answer and it will always change from time to time. It’s like changing majors, except you don’t waste your money.. Yet.
We are limited in our own understanding.
You may know what you want now, but I’m betting you that sometime in your future, you will realize and say the following words.
“This isn’t what I wanted.”
(Come back, send me a $50 check, and comment that I predicted your future right.)
Recently, my aunt told me her life story, which was so much better than Twilight, about the time she worked as a prison medical doctor and how she didn’t know what she was doing. Everyday, she doubted about her job and hesitated to fly back home to Phillipines.
Long story short, she knew what she wanted to be, but her life experience led her to her true calling as a surgeon, I believe.
Basically, what I’m trying to say is, for the 1848183th time, you think you know what you want now until something else changes your mind.
I’ll give you one short, awesome example..
“Coming on stage, my boy, James Cameron!”
*announcer yells and crowd goes wild*
We all know who he is; one of the biggest, well-known, critically acclaimed director known for some of his films like Avatar, and The Terminator.
(No, not that Avatar by M. Night Shimalayan)
At first, he pursued in physics as a student but ultimately left to follow his dreams in cinematics. From there, he went to make epic films that pushed cinematic boundaries.
Follow your dreams.
Cliché, I know, but it’s THAT simple.
Screw everybody that tells you to play it safe. Screw people who tell you that you WILL fail. Screw your friends, your teacher, your parole officer, your kindergarten teacher, and everyone else who tell you to NOT FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS.
Boy, I swear, you need to cut ‘em off if they are acting up like that. See, those are the kind of people you need to avoid because you do not absolutely need that negativity in your life.
All you have to do is grab a pair of scissors and cut them off.
WHOA, I DIDN’T MEAN IT LITERALLY. DO NOT SUE ME FOR ANY DAMAGE YOU CAUSE AFTERWARDS.
Okay, so I just prepared a couple sets of questions to help you out.
- What do you want to be?
- Are you sure?
- Like really sure?
- Positively sure?
- Okay, so tell me why?
- What were your influences?
- What are your interests, hobbies, favorite topics?
- What excites you? What are you passionate about?
- Can you answer the next question truthfully? (Let me remind you that you are under the oath.)
- Are you like really, really, really positively, sure about it?
(If this helped, like I said, send me a check and have a wonderful day!)