I want to embrace the world, all of it.
But I am slowly starting to feel that the world is too big for me to securely clasp.
I never thought I would say this, but my blessed lifestyle is somewhat morphing itself into a curse. I have too many options.
I am a child of the world. I am adaptable to any city, culture, situation… and I have the freedom and power to pick where I want to live and work: Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Paris. The options are there, I just need to choose one. But the world is too big to make a decision.
Not only do I not know where to physically begin, but I am also confused where to begin in terms of occupation & industry.
It is encouraged to “Learn more to earn more,” and while learning more may develop one into a more personable and relatable professional, it seems to be stifling me more than anything. In today’s world, a college graduate may come out with a degree in one subject, only to pursue a career in another. We are so well rounded now a days that we can accomplish anything we want as long as we exemplify hard work and motivation. Sounds like a dream come true… but from being so well rounded, we digest too much information and misplace our passions in developed abilities that lead to a world of opportunities, losing sight of what we actually want to be doing with our lives.
Sure… these answers will come with time, with further exposure and experiences, and we will gradually learn from the choices we make. I understand that we will continue to develop and things will eventually fall into place, but at the same time, we have to start somewhere. So if I am given the opportunity to make the correct choices from the get go, wouldn’t I want to examine each possibility in detail to ensure that I don’t waste time getting to where I will end up anyways?
Life is confusing. And the love that I have for the world doesn’t help make it any clearer; the interest I have in all subject matters, and my ability to quickly learn and adapt only make it more difficult to determine what is right for me. But considering we have numerous options available to us, we just have to take risks. Pick one and invest ourselves completely into it to see if it is meant for us.
With that in mind, the beauty of being so well rounded and children of the world does have a pretty big positive side: it enables us to quickly to bounce back on our own two feet once we have made a wrong decision. If one thing doesn’t work out, we can always move on to the next. So perhaps that is how life is supposed to be for those of us given endless amounts of opportunities: just keep trying until we reach bliss. At the end of the day, it is better to have multiple chances and options, then to have none at all.