I’m very much like Looking for Alaska’s Takumi Hikohito when it comes to dreams. One of the best days of my life hasn't happened yet. That will be the day when I'll drive my parents in my own car to their own house, and then I'll hand them the keys and tell them its all theirs. I’ll give them the life they didn’t have while being happy in living the life I choose for myself.
I once swore never to explain myself to people who will never understand, but I’ll give them the simplest tidbits they don’t seem to get:
- My goals don’t revolve only around my chosen career.
- My dreams are never just about myself.
- My family is a big chunk of this lofty star I’m trying to reach.
I’m trying to juggle my happiness and my loved ones’ happiness here, and it so happens that a third factor must be involved: money. No need for the usual philosophical word vomit here. Sometimes, no matter how deep you are submerged in your own ocean of dreams and aspirations, you have to resurface to reality: money may not be everything, but it does matter. Such a simple fact in life.
It just irks me to the core when I hear judgmental people talking about how wrong I was to discard the opportunity they’ll rather have. They don’t even know the whole story…which is partly my fault, because I didn’t bother to spill all the reasons for my decision. If I could, I would throw the said opportunity to their faces since they want it so bad! :(
I’m happy about my choice, and that’s what matters. I just hope some people mind their own businesses. Someday, I’ll be able to show them I took the right path—and perhaps that, too, will be one of the best days of my life.
/rant and drama