10.06.2014

Realize the opportunities


I hate it when people say they are bored.  It’s one of my greatest pet peeves.

Whenever someone tells me that they’re bored or I overhear it or read it on their social medias, I feel like yelling, “Well then get off your butts and do something!”

I feel that sometimes my peers have no idea the opportunities they have/can do and what they are capable of accomplishing because of what they have available at their fingertips.  No one sets goals anymore, either.  Have you noticed that?  It’s like everyday is just a run-of-the-mill.  And that’s where, I think, many of us go wrong - because we just don’t realize this:

As single people, living in one of the most educated and technological countries in the world, so much is at our fingertips.  We can take advantage of so much equipment, so many classes, etc.  But no.  More often than not, you hear of how ‘bored’ people are.  How they party so often and hang out with friends.  Make stupid choices.  Get drunk.  Get pregnant.  Don’t have jobs.  And it’s like...really?  There are so many people your age who would do anything to be able to trade places with you so they could have the advantages that you do.  I have met some of these people personally, and it humbled me to know the reality of just how blessed and fortunate I am. 

It’s so stupid and sad to see people waste opportunities and huge life experiences for something pleasurable that will only last a few minutes.  And also, I’ve noticed that if they DO try for something extraordinary, they get dejected at the first bump in the road.  The first rough spot they hit.  And they give up.  

Life is never going to be easy.  And the best things in this life usually come with a price.

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“The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
- Steve Jobs

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8 comments:

  1. I love this. Thanks for sharing sis! And Congrats on the College courses!

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  2. YES! We do have so much potential. Think of what Benjamin Franklin or Leonardo DaVinci would think if we explained to them the concept of google and smartphones. And yet, with all this information and connection at our fingertips, the majority of us (myself included many times) continue to use the tools in front of us as methods for procrastination.

    One of my friends and role models is a perfect reminder to me of how much we can do if we don't waste our time. It seems that everytime I call her she is starting a new volunteer work, winning another science competition, or preparing for another track meet. And yet through all the years that I've known her, she has never once complained of being too busy or too bored. I'm amazed by how much she is able to get done in her life by simply managing her time in a productive way. Even with everything she does, she manages to (almost always) be available to talk when I call.

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    1. Exactly!
      And wonderful! She sounds like a busy but aspiring woman. And a great role model.

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  3. Oh my skies - I've just been thinking about this. So true. My mom's favorite quote is, "Only boring people get bored." :)

    Sarah
    http://imsarahgrace.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow...so powerful, Raquel! I love it. This is so true. And that quote! Wow....

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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