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Tom Payne (@classicgreentree) 8 years, 10 months ago

First discussion thread so take it easy. Jordan, this is a great site and I visit frequently. Good on ya mate.

Anyway, i’m in my third year of college at the moment and due to certain drugs (cannabis and mushrooms) i’ve been having strange feelings. Like i’m above it all, the bullshit associated with modern day life. It also feels like i’m searching for something, something more than money and people. Perhaps excitement or “awe”. Talking to friends isn’t interesting anymore because all they talk about is other people. So i’ve slowly distanced myself from them. My college classes are lacking creativity and the only reason I stay in college is because it’s what the folks want. But what will I do when I graduate, I wont have any debt thanks to early preparation in HS so thats a plus. What I want to know from other visitors of this site is; What life choices did you make that turned positive for yourself? Is traveling the best way to live life? and where to travel? What might you have done differently if given the chance? and what advice would you give to a 22 year old like myself? Should I drop everything a leave after graduation?

Thanks for reading,

-TW

January 25, 2013 at 10:22 pm
Me (21) (@amnch07) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

What life choices did you make that turned positive for yourself? Is traveling the best way to live life? and where to travel? What might you have done differently if given the chance? and what advice would you give to a 22 year old like myself? Should I drop everything a leave after graduation?

First off, the life choice that made my life positive was telling the person that made me feel electric and decorated my life what she meant to me. She did not feel the same way but, I felt free because it was something that had been holding me back for so very long.Also, I completly became independent. I’ve not asked my parents for a cent for about four years,im 24. This made me feel free which was somehting I always crave for.

As for traveling, I do believe it is a marvelous experiences yet it depends on a person. Some people need stability, permament home, somewhere they can always go back to. While others are fine with home being wherever they lie their head down to. I personally have travelled yet I do always come back to my home. I once travelled for a month in Europe, no plan, no schedule simply going with the flow and I have to say it was quite amazing yet much at end while I was in the airplane back home I was somehow relieved that I was coming back to safety.

I guess I would’ve studied what I trully liked and not what everybody told me I was good at.

Well given that I am only 2 years older than you, I guess you should start deciding what kind of life do you want. On what would your happiness depend , money, people, experiences, etc. Whether you want a normal job or not. Where do you want to live. At least have a vague idea of what you want or merely decide what you dont want.

I would suggest that no. You could take a leap year and there travel but once again you have to think that you would get behind . Job offers won’t be dropping like they will be the moment you graduate, things might change, your profesion might become not so profitable. Just some points that you should think about once again it all depends on what you want.

By the way here’s a poem that helped a lot of my friends figure themselves out. It is by Robert Frost.

The Road Not Taken

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same, 10

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back. 15

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 20

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