Know what mistakes are worth it enough to make again. Know what mistakes will never be worth it. Learn lessons the hard way. Take note of these things: The look on someone’s face. The tremble in their fingers. The way their cheeks turn from thawed rose to white. Memorize those kinds of looks on people’s faces. All the twists and contortions. Save them in your pocket like a somber memory as a reminder that we get to make choices. Everyday. And those choices do make impact that extend beyond just our own little lives.
I have to have it all figured out.
It started off as a rumor and then it became the game changer. That’s what I think at least.
Somewhere, somehow, this myth rumbled into a rumor and this rumor tumbled onto the lips of a lot of us: I have to figure everything out.
I have to know where I am going. I have to know what will happen next. I have to know the direction. The 5-year plan. The next left-hand turn. The Big What’s Next.
I’m 25. I know close to nothing. But I believe in these things.
Know that this stage in your life, this very moment, will be the one that other people point out one day and say, “Oh, I knew close to nothing and I survived.” So there’s that. You don’t have to know everything. You don’t even have to know…
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