The Joy of Missing Out

Last night, I visited a night club close to my campus for the first time.

As someone who doesn’t drink for personal reasons, it was beyond an interesting experience.

I didn’t fully understand what people were referring to when they said college is a 4-year long party until last night.

Not to disparage those who find ‘going out’ a fun experience, I found it to be the opposite. After talking to some friends who frequent these social gatherings more often I learned, they don’t either.

Naturally, I asked them why do they do it?



Where does impatience come from?

na·ive·té – (n) lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.

When I’m impatient I feel like I should have something I don’t have right now. It can be a materialistic good, a job, or a physical attribute. It can also be internal attributes like peace of mind, charisma, or humor.



What do you think about when you’re alone?

Are your thoughts positive? Negative? Do you get bored?

Something I’ve been thinking a lot about recently is what happens when you have the freedom to do the things you want to do when you want to do them.


Stop classifying yourself

Ever since we were young we were asked, what do you want to be when you grow up?

At the time, I gave the answer that the person asking wanted to hear: doctor, engineer, pilot, astronaut…

Those professions were also the only ones I knew at the time, my understanding of the world was limited. It still is. 

The people I loved told me I could be anything.

What they forgot to tell me is that ‘anything’ could be myself.