Another day of black coffee and perspective... (most won't read this, but thanks to those who did... it's why I do, what I do).
The meme definitely highlights a topic that seems legit...
Has the government watered down the entire scope of what higher education actually means?
Have they presented college in a manner that is setting people up to fail? Do they encourage people to "do whatever makes you happy", and screw what your life looks like afterward? Did they say;
You can be whatever you want to be? Well... truth be told; THEY LIED TO YOU!
It seems that LIE has brought about people who feel they are entitled to EQUAL QUALITY of happiness, regardless of how much work they have put in, or who actually planned for a better future outcome.
Higher education isn't about going to college and earning a degree... then getting the job you believe you SHOULD be entitled to. It's about educating yourself for the future. It is about creating a life plan, that allows for successes no matter what has been thrown your way.
If you haven't made a plan that allows for the "whatevers", then you have set yourself up for failure. Shit happens... and there are a plethora of WHATEVERS. From an unexpected kid (or four), to divorce and ultimately the support of those "whatevers".
If you haven't built a better plan than the next guy, one that allows for improvising, adapting and overcoming those hurdles, then you have cut yourself short and have nobody else to blame... but yourself.
The pursuit of happiness is exactly that... a pursuit. It is a life long pursuit that has to have realistic goals applied to it. If your plan is so rigid that you have no room for improvisation or adaptability... then how will you ever overcome and succeed?
This is where real self-reflection has to be applied, not everyone is a doctor or a lawyer. Life would suck if that were the case anyway. I know life throws us curves (from environmental issues to emotional ones), I have been thrown my share... but you still have to learn how to hit those curve balls, or you won't be successful.
Don't let life conquer you... the pursuit of happiness is the long journey called life... You can't figure it out overnight. You can't define it all at once. And you can't expect equal outcomes. There are other factors at play that must be applied to your game... some of those factors are skill and natural ability.
Remember there is no equality in genetics, that's why we have multi-million dollar athletes, but you can use experience and common sense to put a successful plan into motion when life isn't going the way you initially planned, and that is called "IMPROVISE, ADAPT AND OVERCOME".
The point is of this post is; PLAY YOUR GAME... the way you want to, but don't expect to get successes simply because you played the game. Every one else is playing too and they are planning to win. The question is; ARE YOU?
Make no mistake... there are WINNERS and there are LOSERS in the game of life, and the only participation trophy you are going to get, is enjoying the learning experience while striving to to find your own definition of happiness. You are not entitled to somebody else's, only what you plan for yours to be.
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found @ 1898 likes ON 2019-03-06 06:35:12 BY ME.ME