Lately, I have been feeling that most people I am around, mainly college students in general are so tense and uptight about everything. I will be the first to admit that I am guilty of this as well, but I have definitely noticed that it is time for a change and time for people to just let go and relax their mind just a little bit. We need to get the whole “it’s my way or the highway,” outlook out of our systems for good because that is not how life works, and if you do think that way, you are setting yourself up for a lifetime of disappointments. Excuse me for my lack of class and etiquette when I say that people need to take those sticks out of their butts! If you are making plans with friends, or anyone in that matter and they don’t go exactly as you planned, don’t freak out about it! You will get to where you’re supposed to go, even if it takes a little longer, and if you don’t end up there, you will probably find something else to do that might be even more fun.
People sometimes view every situation in their lives as if they are a life or death circumstance. For example, if you get a bad grade in an important class, sure you can be upset, but no your life is not over, and no you still will get into grad school. We all need to start trying to see the bigger picture in life and not sweat the small things. Think of it this way, if you did get that bad grade, is that really going to stop you from pursuing the career you want? Absolutely not. You will become exactly what you planned to be, even if it takes a little longer, or you take a different route than you had planned to get there. Don’t kill yourself over petty things that will become insignificant in a few months or years. It is not worth it, and you will develop a lot of wrinkles earlier than you had thought!
On another note, I really think people need to stop being so selfish and again look at the bigger picture, and focus on what’s really important in life. Believe it or not, it’s not always about “me me me,” you are one percent of more than 6 billion people in this world, so if you think of it that way, you are pretty small. We need to all try to be the best we can be, but not act like savages and push others down on our path to get there. We should all be considerate of everyone and before pre-judging or just shrugging someone off, try to see where they have come from and how they are working hard to find what all of us are looking for; happiness and satisfaction. The thing is though, we are always searching for either someone or something to make us happy, which in turn causes us to eventually move on to another someone or something to try and do the same thing. That is a never ending vicious cycle that will continue until we finally see that all you need to be happy is yourself, if you have the right outlook on life. We need to enjoy the “ride,” not wait to be happy until we finally “get there,” because believe it or not, once you feel you have achieved “greatness”, you really can’t go too many places in your life after that, and therefore that happiness will be short lived. Be considerate of others, appreciate the small things in life, but don’t sweat the small things either. Try to learn something new everyday and just be happy that you are who you are and believe me, others do appreciate you more than you know.