The funniest thing about this world is the idea of status. We spend our entire lives working towards a form of power, whether it's getting the biggest house on the block, being payed the most, entering the most prestigious university or gaining the most knowledge etc. Why is it that we feel that we need a great status implanted into our hopes and dreams in order to get the most out of life? I'm not saying don't dream, but aiming for the moon doesn't mean a six figure paycheck. Aiming for the moon means take a shot at living life in the most unique way, it means stop worrying about money, power, and what people think of you and just look around you. Look Dad and mom at your family, and teen look at the beauty of your freedom from responsibility, the rich and powerful look at your most prized possession. If you looked at an item, than think about all the time you just wasted worrying over a thing that has no great value. Try this, take the item that has held you back and throw it away, don't look back and move on with life, in a few days your gonna realize that it gave you no satisfaction. Adults go out and enjoy yourself with a soul mate tell them you love them, if you don't have one find one, but as you search I don't want you to wonder about the great life your gonna have when you find her or him just search and when you find, just love. For all the teens out there, stop worrying about looks, forget what the popular kids think of you, and for everyone who thinks there popular look at why are you so insecure? I know you may say that this guy doesn't know what he's talking about, changing is not easy, but you have a few years left before you realize the terrible reality of the world. Where your heading no matter how big you are, someone else is always bigger. Being "cool" for 4 years is not worth losing 4 great years of valuable carefree years (school and girls is nothing compared to worrying if your gonna eat the next day or when you look into your child's eyes and you cant afford to give him that toy they wanted). You need money, you need a house, and you need to build a life for yourself, but having one million dollars and graduating from Harvard is not gonna give you more happiness than making $50,000 and graduating from a local university. I hope you don't read this and change your life for a day or two than go back to your old self, give yourself four months and try living life the way I described. If it doesn't work out don't try it again. The bottom line is happiness can be found through a few things through love and wonder. Here is a challenge for all the hot shots, and the greats check how strong your will is by losing the need for status for at least four months.
"Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows"
"He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still"