The Myth of the “Real” World

We are taught at a young age that there is a “natural” course to life.

You are born, you go to school, you graduate, you get a “real” job, you get married,
you buy a house, you have kids, you get old, you retire and then you die.

We are left with this rigid map of how we should live our lives.

And as a result, we may feel lost or looked down on if we aren’t doing the things
we are “supposed to” be doing at the correct moment.

When are you going to get a “real” job? When are you going to get married? When are you going to have kids?

But there is no such thing as the “real” world.

In fact, that exact map we are given at birth is incomplete and can lead us astray from what we actually want for ourselves.

You see, the “real” world is whatever you want to make real.

Your real world could very well be the one outlined above. Mine happens to be to less planned and involves many a trips abroad.

Neither is better than the other.

Instead, think about what drives the passion within you.

Or, if you don’t have anything you are passionate about just yet, that’s an even better excuse to get out there and explore.

Embrace the beauty around you. Explore the possibilities.

You can live your life planning every move.

Or you can take a deep breath,
Put down the map,
And embrace the limitless possibilities of the universe.

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