You’ve heard this a million times before, but there is almost never a perfect time. And no, attending med school is not “seeing what it’s like.” That’s called “an easy way to burn 100k” and “being a dumbass.” Why do I consider this such a sin? I consider it a big mistake to stay in a situation you’re unhappy with (when you’re young) because it’s one of the only times in your life when you can be uber-selfish and just go do whatever the hell you want on a whim. And when your work sucks, your life sucks pretty hardcore.
That means you can quit 10 jobs and still have a safety net. Spending 7 am to 6 pm thinking about your work in some way, shape or form?
And then around 40-50 that creeping feeling that they haven’t done anything with their life other than purchase things. I spent 30 years accumulating nothing.” It was scary to me.
I recently knew someone that died from cancer in his late 30’s — and one of the things he just could not shake was this one thing he kept telling me over and over: “I spent my entire life buying stuff. And now I find it ironic that I’m giving it all away to friends because none of it matters. And unfortunately that’s where I find most of my friends who have “given up.” They just settle in and buy all the trappings of a comfortable but boring life. So many of my friends and co-workers got sucked into the standard, unhappy life that you mention. “I’m doing it so that my kids will have a better life” is code for: I truly fucked up my life and maybe my kids will be smarter than I was. Reply Hi Worldly Canuck — I think I need to frame the last sentence you wrote, “I’m doing it so that my kids will have a better life” is code for: I truly fucked up my life and maybe my kids will be smarter.” Agree 100000%, and not many people have the foresight or self awareness to realize they are living life “by default” and getting very, very stuck.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates had died from poisoning due carbon monoxide in their home, a law enforcement source said on Friday.