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8. You’re young; these days are supposed to be carefree and fun.

This message is heard so often in our society.  From parents attempting to live through their children, encouraging their kids to do things they never got to try when they were younger, to collaborative songs by Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg.  You’re not supposed to have anything tying you down in life when you’re young, no obligations, no responsibility.  

Living carefree and fun means you are living without a purpose.  How can you have fun in life if you have no money, can’t afford your car or phone payments, and you don’t own anything?  

This is the time to work.  The time to grind.  The time to stay up late into the night working on a project, and still have the resilience to bounce up in the morning, have some caffeine and go at it again.  Many take a while to discover who they are at a young age.  Some people mature more quickly than others.  Jump into something.  Get involved.  It doesn’t matter what it is.  By getting involved and exploiting every opportunity you have while you are young, you will have fun.  More importantly, you will learn who you are.  

How are you supposed to know who you are if you continue to float through life on the same, carefree path.  Get out there and do something.  ANYTHING.  You will learn what you like and what you don’t like, the things you value, what is important to you and what you believe.  You’ll meet a ton of people who may prove to be invaluable resources later in your life.  You can’t sit around and use the excuse, “I’m young.  I’m supposed to live a carefree, fun life.”  That is just an EXCUSE.  

Quit fulfilling this misconception.  Don’t use it as an excuse, use it as an opportunity to rise above and get ahead.  Start playing the game called life.  Don’t follow the crowd.  Immerse yourself in something.  And never stop.  Live life to fulfill your potential, to satisfy your purpose.  That is the life worth living and working hard for.