also in reference to jack’s last vid: i care about all of you. So much.
i see so many posts about people being sad and feeling lost because they’re not where they thought they would be or because they don’t have their dream job and they think that means they failed, and it upsets me so much… there’s such an emphasis on working hard to get a good job as if that’s always what happens, as if ppl in low paid work deserve it, and thats not true.
life isnt a disney movie. things dont always end up the way you want them to, and thats okay. it’s okay to be disappointed, it’s okay to regret some of your choices. that’s how we learn. any time i see those posts like ‘LIVE SO YOU HAVE NO REGRETS’ i get tired because having regrets does not mean you failed. whats important isnt that your life is perfect or that you cure cancer. everyone has different circumstances, different battles to fight. the important thing is that you push yourself enough that in the end, you feel like you still did good. you dont need to have a job you love to be happy. Its ok if ur job is just there for the money; happiness can be found in friends, family, hobbies…
there will be sad times. you will fail. you will make mistakes. and that’s ok, because you’re still you, and you’re doing good. stop living to other peoples standards and do what makes you look in the mirror and say: i did good. this can be climbing a mountain just as it can be getting out of bed.
there is no one way to a fantastic life. do the best you can to be happy and to think positively, and dont be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. A lot of us here are young: this is the time to mess up. and failing doesnt mean losing the entire game. Deep breath. You will be fine.
(In the words of dodie: 'When I’m 80 years old and alone in my chair, will I look back at safety and be glad I didn’t care? No! I can hear her screaming; love, break and learn - what else are you young for? Fuck it; hurt whilst you can!’)