posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 10:45 PM
Just understand also that later on if you're ever married and/or ever have kids that it becomes MUCH more difficult to balance computer habits and
Apart from ATS I used to play computer games in leagues online, so we also had practices throughout the week and stuff.... It was pretty insane on
top of being married and also taking a full load of college classes on top of that. Then I had a baby boy in 2005 so the entire game changed..
All I'm saying: Enjoy it while it lasts and don't take it for granted. Some people I know are 30-somethings that do nothing but smoke weed and play
computer games (aka "Freelance") with no job to speak of.
Young people have so many critical decisions to make that inevitably affect the outcome of their lives and alot of those critical decisions don't
seem so critical at the time. So don't take your choices for granted either.
Somtimes the bad stuff isn't so bad if you learn from it. Plus, the bad stuff that happens in life can help you get back on the right path.
The most important thing of all is going after your passion and what you enjoy doing. Life is meaningless unless you claim it for yourself like any
self-aware, breathing human being should. Life doesn't matter unless you're happy. Being happy means doing what you enjoy doing and getting paid
for it is just icing on the cake.
A couple years ago my buddy was fired from "Best Buy" due to cutbacks.. It's all he'd done for 6 years and he was really lost and had no idea
what to do. I went down to Anchorage to visit him and we had a long discussion over some bud light. After our discussion he knew exactly what he had
to do. He decided to drop everything, finish his college education once and for all, and so motivated as he was.. He somehow got selected amongst 4
other people to be admitted to a film school down in California. He finally realized he was such a huge scifi buff that he wanted to make/film
science fiction movies.. And he did it! He flew down to Cali and is still there in film school right now... All because we had that discussion.
Sometimes people just need to press pause..Step back and really gain some perspective. I mean, the guy could still be at that crappy Best Buy job
trying to explain smartphones to an 80 year old. Instead, he went after his dream!