An introduction to me, an 18 year old with very few interests and very few plans.
Society would like to think of me as anonymous. The young person, who isn’t completely certain what they want to do with their life. The young person who has an ability to oppose authority at every turn. The young person who will question anything and everything, and will not give up, despite being told to “grow up” or “you’ll see, when you are older”.
Society has little place for people like me, it seems. Everyone appears to be fascinated in statistics and grades, schools are obsessed with cramming as many students into university as possible. More and more people are committing themselves to finding the “right” person, despite knowing they will suffer multiple heartbreaks and trials, tribulations and problems as a result.
Before we continue, lets get a couple of things straight- a), I’m not (couldn’t resist), and b) I don’t fit into the above paragraph. Grades? They don’t define you- if I get AAA in my A-Levels, I will be astounded, BBB I will be satisfied. Yes, I would like to do well- but there are plenty of other opportunities for me out there. This brings me to the second point- I’m not interested in going to university, at least not yet. And although, I am told about apprenticeships and how “if you aren’t going to uni, they could be the right thing for you”, they don’t SEEM right for me. I look at them. I see: electrician (trust me with wires?), construction (I can’t lift a doorstop) and accountant (you need to do a bit more than 2x2).
What am I passionate about? Not a lot, admittedly. Depends on my mood. Sometimes, if it’s hot (as it has been recently), or if I feel like I am wasting my time, or if someone is annoying me, I don’t feel like accomplishing anything throughout the day. But other days, I am motivated to write that novel, apply for that job, debate for 3 hours about politics (and invariably get outnumbered). And yet, society doesn’t seem to have a position for those people like me, who can do anything one minute, yet nothing the next. I know I am not the only one like this.
What is the obvious answer to my predicament? “Create a place in society for yourself.” Great. Another useless, meaningless soundbite which is meant to make us think about something. It seems like no one has answers anymore, just catchphrases. Well, guess what?
It didn’t work for Theresa May, and it doesn’t work for me either.
As I implied earlier, I enjoy writing. I want to do it for a living, whether that be as a journalist, a novelist, both, or something entirely differently. My main issue is articulating my own writing style- which I have been told is unique and very good (although, it is up to you to decide). So, I have decided to create my account to get my voice heard, by 1 person at least. I will give my views on everything from politics to reality television, and will also talk about sections of my own life and society as a whole. I will happily discuss these issues with people.
Take this as an introduction; take this how you wish. I know the majority of you will read this and think- urgh, another loudmouth kid with more opinions than sense. Such is your prerogative.
“I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” — Evelyn Beatrice Hall, 1906