Your Future is importantWritten by Roshen Prantice
While growing up we often are asked what we would like to be when we grow up and when we were five our answers were “I want to be just like mommy or daddy” a doctor or lawyer or in my case a teacher.
When we were 10 they asked again and our responses changed to a ballerina or musician or in my case a singer and when we turned 18 they expected something more serious and we answered with scientists and politicians or in my case a chartered accountant. The truth of the matter is we are all human and as a human with an average human mind, what is a mind if you can’t change it and what is the use of wanting and dreaming if we never planning because as the saying goes, if you fail to plan you plan to fail.
Now we all know that we are not the same and we differ from person to person but so do our situations and our backgrounds so some of us are not as privileged as others financially but there is another saying that says that if there is a will there will always be a way, so basically all we need to do is have the perseverance and the will to want to be somewhere in life.
From my own personal experience after having been done with school for a couple of years already I have learnt a couple of things like life will not always work out according to plan or how we expect but it is an adventure so we need to learn how to roll with the punches or even deal with its highs and lows and trust me I’ve had some serious lows but I have learnt that there is no set date in life for you to do or achieve certain things. For example most people have the expectation that once you finish matric at 18 you should then spend 3-6 years in varsity then be working in your dream job and between it all you’re supposed to be having a serious relationship or getting married all before the age of 30.
Now let’s be honest not many people actually live according to that grand scheme of things and most spend their time between the ages of 18-25 in party mode and only once they 26 do they decide they want to be taken more serious in life and finally become independent.
Now don’t get me wrong I’m still very far from figuring out this whole grown up thing and besides I’m still learning but one thing is certain that wherever life takes me I’m going to learn as much as I can and I’m going to grow because my future is important and no one else can dictate just how far I am able to go.
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