Saturday, October 20, 2012

At the end of the day...

Nothing in life comes easy; nothing worthwhile that is. There is no freeway in life unless you have enough money to buy your way through life.  And even then, that which comes easy may easily vanish when your (or your parents') bank account goes empty. Your "contacts" who gladly gave you a job once you had money will no longer recognize you without the green bills.

Earn what you want. Work for it, sweat for it, get your hands dirty. Even if you come from a family who is financially well off, build yourself up from scratch. Many of us struggle to be independent, to make our own choices, to shape our own lives. How can we achieve this if we live in the shadows of our parents and our community?
Life was never white and black; well maybe it was. But now there are hundreds of colours and shades. We neither must be complete renegades nor the perfect citizen; we can find the perfect balance. Who cares what the community expects from you? It is not like the community cares what you expect of it. What do you expect from yourself? It is about time that we started meeting our own expectations.

Who are you? And what do you want to achieve? And at the end of the day ask yourself: "Am I happy?"