7 billion people & 195 countries


"There are 7 billion people on this planet who I have not met,
and 195 countries I have not visited.

Yet I am stuck in this insignificant town,
Being pressured into making decisions about my future,
When I barely even know who I am."
~Anonymous

I think it is rather crazy how at 20-years-old, I am expected to have a grasp on what the rest of my life is supposed to be like. I am expected to know where I want to work and where I want to live and who I want to live with and how many children I want and where I should raise them and what my wedding is going to look like and what theme my first house is going to be and what my second dog is going to be named. 

But to be honest, I don't even know what I'm going to be doing next week let a lone next year or five years from now. 

I want to have a really neat job. I want to give back and help people. I also want to write. I will always want to write. I want to travel. I don't want to stay in one place for too long. And that is all I know. 

I found the above quote on Tumblr. It really drove home how big this world is and how small (but integral) piece of it all I am. 

I, like most of my classmates and fellow 20-year-olds, have career goals and aspirations, but they've seen nothing and know nothing; nothing compared to the knowledge that is out there for the taking. 

We only know the small town/suburb version of ourselves. We only know the bubble us. We don't know ourselves in context of this world. 

I think that's important. To figure out who you are in context of this world, before settling in and calling it quits. 

Just a little food for thought I suppose. 


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