Don't be that guy
We've all known at least one of those guys at one time or another. You know the ones I mean? They're 33, with grey hair and they look like the weight of the world is on their shoulders. When you ask them "Hey, how's it going?", they typically respond some variation of "<sigh>Oh, you know... a lot going on." They have that disappointed frown when they say it, as if to admit it ain't great, but it's their lot in life. I could have easily been that guy too.
Yeah, fuck that.
I don't buy the line that you can heal yourself with your mind. However, I do know from experience that how you see yourself has a lot to do with how you feel. If your self idea is "Well, I'm a responsible adult now, so all that fun stuff I enjoy has to be put aside. There are bills to pay now and people depend on me for support. Time to be more serious." then that's how you'll feel. You'll feel like that person who has to be the one to bear all burdens. I feel that way sometimes as well - there's no escaping it, unless you literally own an island with all the food and comforts you could ever need for free. Unlikely for the majority of us.
The real goal is to be all those things, but never forget those things that you're excited about. The things that get you out of bed because you can't wait to dive right in to get your fix. Spending time with a person in your life, an amazing hobby, watching movies, whatever. Make sure you're doing all that too. Otherwise, one day you'll look back and realize, you used up your one shot at doing the things you love, whatever they are. Don't be that guy.
October 20, 2017