Chances are, you sold out and just went and got a job with which you would torture yourself over. The best thing to be said about a day is that is passes fast. What kind of thinking is that? Don’t you wish to actually “enjoy” your work and hope the time passes slowly? Instead, you are working a dreary job where you just wish the time will pass fast!
As such, working at a “job” in Corporate America really destroys your soul and even makes you “age physically” prematurely. When I see the spiritual gurus and people satisfied with their “work”, they look so much younger than their fellow “job”-holders.
If you hate your job, you are more likely to abuse drugs (which age you the fastest), you are less likely to take care of your body. If you hate your job, you are more likely to become exhausted at the end of the day, and you will likely not do any exercises and eat healthy. You’ll have less energy even of doing things like getting a haircut.
Instead of having time to cook a healthy meal, you’ll likely just go through the McDonald’s drive through and eating a greasy fat filled hamburger with greasy fries, and a fatty empty calorie soft drink. You are more likely to smoke and drink too. All of these factors will make you age prematurely and look older and feel older than your natural age.
As I am sharing a lot about myself, while I was young, I really excelled at reading and writing. I also loved exercising and was the number 1 “most physically fit” student at my high school by objective measurements out of about 600 students: How fast did people run the “shuttle run”?, the 500 yard dash?, the 50 yard dash? number of pull-ups? number of sit-ups?, stretching and flexibility?, strength grip?, and so on. In addition to being fit physically, I was also very good at science and English.
Nobody ever encouraged me about my passions but rather told me to get a “real” job as a medical doctor or a “Wall Street Job”, since my grades in science and economics were also good. Thus, I was torn between three occupations. One that I am passionate about (writing), and two that my parents and Society encouraged (where I was not passionate about but rather what I was “good” at Science and Economics).
I don’t think I wasted my time (nothing is a waste of time, you always learn something ), but I spent years between working in the business world and working in the medical field. I suffered, and often felt it was hopeless, but one day my self pity stopped and I thought about a bright new beginning for my life that I so enjoyed as child…writing
I am suggesting you to do to the same. I have had a tiny bit of success thus far in my writing, just makes a few hundred, but since I practice what I preach (going to dollar stores, eating VERY inexpensively, living in rented home where I pay $400/month including all utilities, never buying anything on “credit cards”, “hustling” for work, buying clothes and other things at the Salvation Army, I am able to realize my dreams, even if I never write a “best seller”, I am fine with that.
I spend my days writing here and on my other blogs, and every day is a joy for me. I don’t “drag” myself out of bed, I rather jump out of bed, check my email and phone if there is any “side income” I can make, and if not, just jump back into my writing with passion. If you control your expenses down to the bare minimum, you can just about do anything.