So, life is insane, ya know that? I mean like… it’s really fuckin’ crazy.
One of the craziest things is how your life can change.
When I was 22 and graduated from undergrad, I was lost and broken. I had no friends, I didn’t take advantage of an University resource (because to be honest, I didn’t believe that my University cared about me.) I left college with no internship experience, no references, and no plan.
The only thing I managed to do in undergrad was manage a Pinkberry so I could I could afford to pay for college. However, 14 an hour doesn’t go very far when you combine living in LA + college tuition (even with the financial aid i received). And furthermore, when you spend 50hrs a week at Pinkberry, you don’t really have the time utilize the school you’re working so damn hard to pay for!
This, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the biggest problems with America. This “meritocracy” is fake as fuck.
It’s a hard-ass world out there if you’re not born into money.
But that’s a different blog post for a different day. The point of this post is talk about how, despite the fact that the odds are stacked against the common man, we can still overcome them. We can still thrive. We don’t have to bend over and blindly let the world fuck us silly.
It’s time to rise up and fight back, after all, this is our lives. We can’t give up and accept defeat that easily. They may have more tools and resources, than we do. But some spunk and moxie can go a long way!
So the past few years I’ve been wandering around the world, doing random jobs and being bored to death and feeling like no matter where I go in this world, I’ll still be bored and lonely.
I was mad because I knew I was smart. I knew I was intelligent. I knew I could do all the things that I wasn’t getting the opprotunity for. I knew I just needed a chance. I just needed some symbol that showed others to take me seriously.
So I had an idea: The prestige of the world have more resources and reputation… so why not use those too? So, I applied to Harvard. I was going to FORCE this world to take me seriously.
Elle Woods became my hero. She was a symbol of someone that the world didn’t believe in. But she believed in herself. She knew was smart. She knew she could do it.
Anyways, lets flash-forward to right now. I’ve been at Harvard for about a year now and I’m absolutely loving it. And no, not every second has been daisies and lollipops. Just like anywhere else, sometimes you get professors who don’t like you, and sometimes you do bad on a paper, but overall, I think it’s been an amazing experience. The people I know here are, in general, awesome.
But most importantly, I’m growing as a person and the doors of opprotunity are finally opening up for me (which for a good number of years there, I genuinely thought would never happen).
For example, I just got word that I got accepted as a summer intern in Kuala Lumpur!
And now, next week I have an interview for an internship in China!
Ok, also I realize this post is bordering on sounding like I’m bragging. I promise that’s not the case. Don’t get me wrong, Im proud of myself and Im so fuckin excited for the summer now.
But I’m writing to show an example that even raging shit-shows can work hard and make something of themselves. It’s never too late. You’re never too old. You’re never too stupid.
As my therapist always told me, “Stupid people don’t know they’re stupid and even if they knew, they wouldn’t care…that’s part of being stupid. If you’re fearing that you’re not good enough it’s most likely because you are in-fact good enough. Usually it’s the smart people who have the ability to question their abilities.”
So cmon people. Let’s rock this shit out. Our lives can be so meaningful. And if you’re someone who already feels like your live has meaning, than that’s awesome! I hope someday we all can.
And remember, when the world’s being a bitch….
…put on your shades and give em’ hell.
~ The Dark Horse
I do too my proofreading for school…so no, i didn’t proofread this post 🙂