I want a life
a life worth fighting for
Where I could say on my deathbed
" I've done everything I wanted to do "
Where I wouldn't think in my 40s
That I should've picked the major I loved
That I should've picked a career I loved
Not a job that pays the bills
I'm seeing that all the time
Aunts and uncles and neighbours and parents
That regret not following their passions
Not living their dreams
and falling prey to society
but yet they still tell us
' Get a job that pays well '
' How about being a doctor ? Lawyer ? Engineer ? Accountant ? '
' If you get a good paying job you can buy the things you want to do in the future '
To that I say
Why live a life you don't enjoy on the assurance that you will be able to buy one you like later ?
We aren't even guaranteed to live until tomorrow
Life is too short to live for the future
But isn't that what we're all doing ?
Studying to have a better future
Working for that promotion that gives you a better future
' Ah the idealism of youth '
Well if it helps me live a life I love
Study something I enjoy
then I welcome that blinding idealism
Lets all live, not just exist