So, this article is going to be kind of an improvisation. Lately I’ve been feeling very emotional and sensitive. And I think it’s because my best friend is away (she’s studying in Scotland which we had been dreaming of since we were young) and because thanks to my summer spent in England, my view of the world became different.
And I just.. I wish I were older. I don’t want to be big-headed or something like that but I’ve always felt like I wasn’t really going along with people of my age. I’ve always been friends with older people. And now many of them are away from this small town I live in because they went to universities. And my best friend made our dream come true and now it’s my turn to get to Scotland.
But I still have one year to go before I can even apply. I still have to write chemistry tests although it doesn’t mean anything to me. I still have to live in this small shitty town with no culture and no life because I have to finish high school.
And I guess what I want to say is that the educational system is just wrong and our society feels like a prison. It’s not letting us grow. People always tell me I have to earn lots of money, I have to make sure my children have place to live, I have to go to work and I have to obey authorities. And I just feel lost because in the next ten years I don’t want to do any of those things. I want to travel. Non-stop travel. And that can actually work, believe it or not, many people do it. And everyone around me just thinks I’m naive. Maybe I am. But I don’t care.
We only live once. I know, it’s a cliché, but it’s true. And many people don’t really realise that they’re actually gonna die so everything they do doesn’t really matter. I realise that very clearly and so I’m not afraid of flying to distant countries and experiencing dangerous situations. I don’t care about functining in society or about going to work. I just want to travel, write and do languages. And I just hope I’ll get some translator jobs which I can do from abroad because otherwise I’m not sure how to travel. But there’s always a way. There’s always a solution although it doesn’t seem like it.
I just don’t really understand why I should obey and have a boring life (like I have now) when I can have a life that’s worth it. And so if you’re reading this article, I just really want you to think about it. You’re going to die anyway. And your life doesn’t matter anyway. The world doesn’t care. So stop caring about what society wants and do what you want. Because money is not something that can make you happy. It can make you feel comfortable, yes, but never as happy as you would be if you did something you really love. And travelling can be very cheap. We just have to stop being so materialistic and start focusing on the things that do matter.
And what really bothers me is that although I know all these things and I can’t wait until I start making all my dreams come true, I still have to go to school and live in this boring town because I have to finish high school. I think the educational system should really stop focusing on age. I’m ready, for God’s sake. And I still have to be in this prison, dreaming about future.
But you’re maybe someone who has the chance to change their life. Your school is already behind you and now the world of possibilities is opened. I know this girl who didn’t enjoy her job and so she stopped doing it and she started travelling. She’s been travelling for five years now. It can happen. If you want something, do it. Simply do it.