Don’t allow yourself to be defined by what you’re doing in your life. Do what you love and take pride in that but also know to take it with a grain of salt. You are not all that you do. And who you’re trying to be is of much greater value than who you already are.
If you take notice, so many young people use what they’re studying in school to justify their place in life. It gives them a false sense of esteem proving to others that they’re taking these courses and earning their degrees to amount to something in our Schadenfreude society.
It’s great if you’re in school – and education is obviously important in terms of achieving that monetary success our society so often reminds us that we must have; but, when that’s all said and done and you get your piece of paper that tells you that you’re qualified, the majority have NO idea what they’re even going to do with their said degree. You do not have to be a doctor to amount to greatness. You do not need a degree to amount to greatness. You do not need a 6-figure pay cheque to live a happy, fulfilling life or to be great. Your value does not decrease based on someone else’s inability to see your worth.
Work on being the best possible version of yourself so that you can follow your passions in life with zeal and confidence. Don’t let other people set your standards for you and don’t let them put out your fire. Finally, don’t be afraid of the greatness inside of you.