So Sick of the “You Should NOT be Sad”
31 March 2017
And I really am. I, almost-26-to-be, Spaniard to my roots, though “millennially” considered “citizen of the world”. Being loved and admired by a few but true ones. The outer expression of rage and feeling powerless for some of us for things we were not ever prepared to face. Having had way too much and did not even know what to do with all of it. Having earned too little money but way too many experiences along the way. And that should be all about it, we would say.
However, we are not to be fed with experiences. It will not pay our taxes or serve a great plate of food in front of us for the rest of our days. We rather adjust to the crude reality of having to employ our time and our souls to a less enjoyable purpose but still, being happy for arriving at night to a warm bed and with a full stomach. How lonely that can make us feel. How fake that can be.
We are to sacrifice too much for securing too little. And by too much I mean the major expression of our inner selves. And by too little I mean what can truly make us happy. We are supposed to let ourselves incarcerated in that prison built by so many frustrated with their own dreams they never managed to fulfill. And that is OK. You are surviving. Who said anything about living? When living nowadays in this our “millennial century” is considered to be closer to ruin your future completely. Tearing yourself apart from the reality in which we live, the scarcity of opportunities, the acceptance that numbers do count and that at the end it is all based on how good you were at adapting to the “format”, regardless of the sensations you could leave on people.
And what is worse, we need to convince people that we enjoy what we do no matter how rewarding that can be. Because that is how we were built. Or how “they” want us to be. But who “they”? Well, they, those who choose to do what they were supposed to, what they have been working all their way through, or what they were indoctrinated since they were very young... and unaware. Unaware that there is way more than the “fear” of being unemployed, fired, or being let go. That what we should really be scared of is refraining ourselves from being whom we feel like being.
But right, if we never had that choice or we just accidentally let it slip through our hands we should be OK with being WHOM we can. And you should not be SAD about it, because you will arrive at night to a warm bed and with a full stomach. And that is exactly what is killing me. The incommensurable need of being happy all the time. Glad and proud of what we have done, no matter where that has led us.
Well, for the pity of many of you readers and people who know me I am not ONE to be like that. I deserve to be SAD, the same way I deserve to surrender from time to time. I deserve to refuse the idea of doing what I am supposed to rather that what I feel like doing now that I know what to. And I deserve to let the mystery becomes part of my future life, because that is just the way I have been building myself up.
To all of you who feel this way, you are not alone. Speak up and fight for what you deserve, whether you consider yourself a “millennial” or not, you are definitely one to be heard.
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