What about us? A 25 year olds outlook on this confusing journey.
Life definitely isn’t as simple as it’s explained.
Am I the only one confused on what I should be doing and where I should be going in terms of career, education, and behavior?
I’ve come to terms with some of the “ways of society” but I refuse to be apart of them.
I work in Manhattan, aka the city that never sleeps/the concrete jungle, and it’s a frigin MADHOUSE!
People walking the streets like savages swerving in and out of pedestrian and car traffic, either looking down at there phones or straight faced blanking out into space.
Unlike most of the Manhattan millennials, I find it fascinating watching people.
Often times studying there behavior and looking into there eyes as they walk past me and having no one stare into mine.
Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself and see how it goes. No one even knows you exist!
It’s very easy to crush a vulnerable soul on the Manhattan streets because simply put, no one cares.
Don’t get me wrong here, I get it.
I mean why would you care to recognize the way strangers feel? The majority of us aren’t really raised that way and society definitely doesn’t teach it to us. It’s not society’s problem either though but back to the point here.
Anyone my age, younger and older know that we have an unlimited amount of opportunity to do whatever we want career wise, but doesn’t that overwhelm you?
Here I am at 25 years old lost about my true desires because in a nut shell, there’s too many things you can do with your life!
My grandparents on both sides HAD the same opportunities as we do today but it wasn’t so advertised like it is now.
They were pretty successful in their lives and having an education played no part in there success.
My one grandfather was a construction worker who worked hard, saved all of his money, and invested his liquidity into real estate. Not bad right? He’s not worried about bills or any other financial aspects, and he probably didn’t stress as much at 25 as I do now, worried about “what I wanna do with my life.’’
The people from our grandparents generation didn’t seem to care much about what they wanted to do, but more so what they HAD to do!
This generation is so lost about there priorities.
I’ve spoken to people in there 30’s still confused on what they want to be when they grow up! You are grown up, you’re 30!!!!
My grandparents were married with 3 kids, had a small house and a sense of confidence by 30! Let’s face it, are we going to be like our grandparents? I mean I don’t want to sound doubtful but probably not.
Dude: “Yea man I’m in school for tech.”
Bro: “that’s awesome dude I’m in school for marketing and advertising.”
Dude: “Oh that’s sweet bro where did you go to school?”
Bro: “Arizona state dude yea man took out a bunch of student loans haha, the best part is I got a job already lined up starting at $20 an hour!”
……..Does that sound good to you? It doesn’t for me but what the hell are we supposed to do?
I mean this is the frigin job market today. Almost everyone I know is in sales and they hate it. It’s boring sitting at a desk all day making calls or reviewing stats. We have all the resources to do anything we want but instead settle on the most obvious jobs out there.
There’s no drive or ambition anymore, everything became so cliche and trendy.
Where’s the motivation?
Whats the purpose behind this massive technological transition? Where the hell does it leave us?
We are lost souls, living in a privileged world, not having to really “work” for anything anymore. We actually have paths to chose from now either path 1,2, or 3.
I’d rather ride the journey wave, not have everything planned out so basic and boring.
Hear me out here, sure you can still buy that nice house or apartment but it wont really be yours until that 30 year mortgage is payed off. I don’t want to be 60 years old and just beginning my life, do you?
Oh and did I mention the word “mortgage” literally means “dead pledge”? Mortgage translated in Old French: Mort(Dead) Gage(Pledge).
I don’t know about you guys but I don’t want to be a part of this on going cycle that leaves us in an enormous amount of debt until we are old.
Want an education? Take out a student loan.
Want a car? Take out a bank loan.
Want a house? Take out a mortgage.
Want a bigger house? Take out a home equity line of credit.
Want to send your kids to college? Borrow from your 401k.
What do I want to be when I grow up? I don’t know!