“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club.
The world today is a strange place. We chase things we don’t need to impress people we don’t care about. And in this run, we lose ourselves and ignore the things we really want.
In my case, it was quite a roll. I’m currently pursuing Engineering in Computer Science as I had always dreamed of, as a child. But in time, I forgot why I was doing what I was doing. Engineering became a study-thing and for quite a long time, I did nothing more to fulfill my dream. But when I look back now, I see the change that happened in me, the reasons that brought about the change.
All it takes is a simple, but not so simple, self-introspection. Complicated? Yeah! In simple words, listen to yourself. No one knows you better than yourself. Stop trying to impress anyone but yourself. People will always judge you, but the scores they have for you won’t matter. In the end, all that matters is that you can look into a mirror and say, “I’m happy!”