|'Cuz I'm an ADULT now...
||[Nov. 2nd, 2003|12:40 am]
I posted this to a certain friend’s journal
a few days back, and I just realized that he keeps it
set to be friends-only. I’m pretty proud of
this rant/advice, so I thought I’d share it...
Knowing what you want is perhaps the most important
thing you can ever decide. Along with that decision,
though, comes another question, equally painful: How
much are you willing to pay to get it?
You know that I’m not talking about money,
although that can be a part of it. I’m talking
about what you’re going through now: the pain of
growing up, of losing innocence, of having to modify
your internal map to more closely and accurately reflect
the real world, and not the idealistic one we all have
For what else defines childhood, but the sense of nearly
infinite futures? Adulthood is the conscious, willful
choice to let some of those dreams die. And it’s
a necessary step: without laying some dreams to rest, so
that you might nurture a few dreams to fruition, none of
them would ever come true: you’re spread too thin.