...I'm going to be a conservationist, seamstress, AND a circus performer. I'm not going to live in a boring old house with a boring old job- I'm going to go on adventures, constantly change my life, and never fall into a routine life. I have to- because mediocrity is the worst thing ever. It's my biggest fear, more than dying itself. As silly as it sounds, it's the truth.
A while ago I was inspired by some comments I found online by someone of a similar disposition to me- someone who also hates monotony, and strives for eccentricity. I want them to be on a public post now, because I empathised with the sentiment as I hope someone else reading it here may do.
What I fear:
Sure, you could amble through life. Go ahead, just drop out, half-ass your shitty meaningless job in the cubicle farm, get married in your early 20s to someone whose presence bores you to tears, limit your hobbies and passions to TV sports, muscle cars and clothes shopping, never travel anywhere that doesn't have a beachfront hotel and a buffet, spit out your 2.3 children as soon as you get married, divorce once you ship your kids off to Mediocrity U to major in drinking and troll the internet looking for other dysfunctional, boring people to date after a decade of involuntary celibacy. If you're lucky, you'll marry someone new after 3 months of dating that your grown children despise. You'll move to a gated community in Florida to live out the rest of your days bitching about "minorities" with other old people whose only purpose in life is to pointlessly continue their existence for another couple decades. The new wife will die of an obesity-related illness and you'll wander the halls of the local high school telling all the girls that you're available. No-one will question this since you're old and therefore allowed to be a creepy fuck.
Follow the script. Your life will be MUCH better than if you actually thought for yourself and pursued your ambitions.( Collapse )
Disclaimer: I definitely do not support the "be interesting or kill yourself" sentiment, and I don't believe the original commenter meant it seriously. I'm going to leave it in because I empathise with the almost aggressive conviction with which the poster is trying to dispel monotony. Sometimes you need harsh words to inspire sustained action, I think.