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Writer’s Block: Carpe Diem

ALL THE TIME. Wow, did I just say that? Yes, but it’s true. I think about who I will be a few years from now, what I will be capable of, what people will think of me if I am who I think I’ll be. I think about this stuff too much in fact, sometimes it even distracts me from the things I need to do to to get to “my future”. And even when I try to tame it, my wishful way of thinking takes over and lets me live in the future rather than the now.

This is possibly due to the fact that I’m not entirely satisfied with my current life. Not necessarily my life, but life in general. Our society and everything it’s become, it disappoints me greatly. I’d rather live in a time that wasn’t so, I don’t know, terrible-in-the-making. Ya know? I don’t like the idea of being the middle age of the generation that will be the demise of us. I’m not ready for the realistic future. I’d rather live in the world I want to be a part of.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not completely escaping reality, it’s just that the world I’ve created in my mind is so much more appealing that it’s easy to slip away to it when things get rough. I think truthfully, that’s what keeps people sane in troublesome times and I’m afraid to say that’s what we’re in – troublesome times. So it’s not totally surprising if a lot of people reply to this writers block with ‘yes’. Some of those yes’s however, expect their desired future. They don’t believe they need to work hard for it, but hopefully those sorts of people are being weeded out considering they are forced to face reality right now despite their wishes to live in their desired future. They are, hopefully, finally understanding hard work lies behind every true success.

“I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.” – Margaret Thatcher

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