"I've got a bad feeling about this." -Han Solo
I think that is not only the type of season I am on a personal level, but it is also a season that society seems to be in. Look around. Education is still struggling in the midst of government reforms. Speaking of our government: how's that hope and change working out?? What you hear from the media is only bad news. As a society, less than half of us sustain a marital status. Relationships are difficult. Jobs and careers are hard to keep...and nobody has enough money (a relative term in the United States). Let's just say it is difficult to pay the bills.
The element of fear is always around us (Just went through A.L.I.C.E. training at my workplace). The future is unknown and it looks bleak!
So sometimes we find ourselves in the trash compactor of life! Sometimes things will get worse until they get better.
I find the advice that I give to young people is the same advice that I need to take:
- You can't change somebody else. You can only change yourself, your attitude, or your outlook.
- Take responsibility for yourself!! (it isn't your mom's job to clean up after you -- your a big boy now philosophy)
- Prioritize your life.
- Enjoy the moment. It will get worse!!
- Mistakes are things we learn from. LEARN from FAILING. It creates wisdom and character. You won't repeat those mistakes if you learn from them.
- LIFE DOESN'T GIVE OUT TROPHIES TO EVERYONE.
- All hamsters have wheels.
- Let the Wookiee win.
And now, for your viewing pleasure, please enjoy the video below that depicts our current status:
"On a different, stormy sea."
Here is some wisdom that has been passed down to me:
"What do people really get for all their hard work? I have thought about this in connection with the various kinds of work God has given people to do. God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end. So I concluded that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to enjoy themselves as long as they can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.
And I know that whatever God does is final. Nothing can be added to it or taken from it. God's purpose in this is that people should fear him. Whatever exists today and whatever will exist in the future has already existed in the past. For God calls each event back in its turn."
- King Solomon