School. What a thing. Our society worships it. If you want a job that pays for what you need to live independently you pretty much have to go to college... Or so they say. Never mind the fact that in school you have to take a bunch of unnecessary classes that are a waste of time and money that don't have anything to do with the career you want. Never mind the fact of how expensive school is. While those are both negatives, that is not the point of this post.
I wonder if people will be trying to talk me into going to school for the rest of my life. Probably. They say you're never too old to go to school. And maybe I will at some point, but for now it still doesn't feel right. Most of my life I have struggled with identity issues and fitting in. I am unique. I used to see it as a bad thing but now I'm becoming more content with it. For me to succeed in life I have to be different. I have to take the road less traveled by.
A couple years ago I found myself living in Los Angeles, California. Through some connection, I'm not even sure how, I was an extra on the show Glee for a day. It was a crowd scene in an auditorium. Don't try to pick me out because you won't find me. I was a dot amongst hundreds of other dots. Throughout the day some of the actors would talk to the extras and answer questions. I don't remember everything that was said but I will never forget the advice Chris Colfer, pictured on the right, gave to an aspiring actor. "There are an unlimited amount of ways to get there. Don't let people tell you how to do it because everybody who gets there arrives differently." Something along those lines at least. I'm not sure why that stood out to me so much. At face value it doesn't sound that profound, but it stuck with me. To be happy in life and to feel like I've accomplish things I don't need to do what everybody else is doing.
Don't forget that the most famous people throughout history who impacted and changed the world did things differently than most. They would have had to. You can't make changes by doing what everybody else is doing. I'm not saying I'm going to change the world in some profound way but I strive to get people thinking more about our education system. Ask yourselves if it really should be so important as we make it to be. I know I said before that I don't have a clear direction of where I'm going in life. I'm okay with that though. I've done so much in the past five years and have learned from those experiences. It looks like Austin, Texas is my next adventure. My sister and her boyfriend are living there and now my best friend, Derek just got a job there as an engineer. It would seem the city is calling me. Who knows what profound life experiences I will receive next...