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