"Settling" is for the weak-willed...  

emenefee1979 37M
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9/8/2006 12:06 am

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"Settling" is for the weak-willed...

This particular post was inspired by the single comment my last post generated. I couldn't possibly begin to count the number of people I've known in my 27 years that have "settled" for their lot in life. They live with husbands and wives that don't make them happy (usually because there's children involved), work shitty mid-level jobs that don't go anywhere, and just generally don't make any sort of permanent mark on the world. I honestly cannot imagine going through my entire life without pursuing the things I want - settling is the domain of the weak and broken, and I have no interest in weak people. I may step on some toes along the way (and believe me when I say I continue to pay for it), but I'll be damned if the ignorant masses will keep me from taking the things I want. I was told all through med school that unless I changed my ways and "straightened out", which to them meant cutting my hair, dressing and behaving "professionally", shelving my "attitude" (I'm often acused of being cold-hearted, and perhaps I am, but I see no reason not to give as I receive). I changed nothing and STILL graduated at the top of my class. I was told that it was unrealistic to pursue music as anything more than a hobby (especially extreme music like black metal), and I STILL found a pair of like-minded souls to form a band with and released an album on an independent label. I've had every strike against me you can conceive, whether it be a poor upbringing, child abuse, and ill health, and I still overcame them and emerged stronger for it. Dreams can be realized, but unless you work to make that happen, they will remain only dreams. It's up to you.

On an unrelated note, don't be afraid to drop me a line if you're even remotely interested in learning more, even if you're not "local". I know this isn't the best site to seek out intellectually stimulating people through (since most of the folks here have only one thing on their collective mind), but I enjoy a good conversation and welcome your questions. I don't bite...hard.

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