Contemplating life: What do you want from yours?

At some point, we’ll all have thought about where we are in our lives and where we actually want to be. What have we acheived so far and why aren’t we where we thought we would be when we graduated from Uni? To get to that point, an article written by Mark Manson spins a different life on how our perspective on life is key.


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A lot of us, myself included, has gone through years of education and graduate feeling like we should have the job we want and are moving up the career ladder, but it’s not always what’s happening and many of us are left frustrated and despondent. Why hasn’t our education brought us where we wantto be in our professional lives?

Everybody wants to have an amazing job and financial independence—but not everyone wants to suffer through 60-hour work weeks, long commutes, obnoxious paperwork, to navigate arbitrary corporate hierarchies and the blasé confines of an infinite cubicle hell. People want to be rich without the risk, without the sacrifice, without the delayed gratification necessary to accumulate wealth.

Because happiness requires struggle. The positive is the side effect of handling the negative. You can only avoid negative experiences for so long before they come roaring back to life…what we get out of life is not determined by the good feelings we desire but by what bad feelings we’re willing and able to sustain to get us to those good feelings.

Mark Manson

You can read the full article here and a similar article here.

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