I spend the majority of my day on the internet, and as far as I know, that's a fairly obvious fact. I'm constantly on some social media website, and YouTube and I'm generally thinking of something to write up for you guys, or talk about on camera.
Sounds like a great life, right? For the most part, I'd totally agree. There's one thing though that I can't stand -the fact that so many people look down on working at home. This has always been something I've heard about, because I was also homeschooled fifth grade, all the way through graduation. A lot of people would argue with it, and make comments like, "That's not real school. You can't really be learning anything." Its honestly, always aggravated me because you can do so much while you're at home. You don't have to be out of your house for 8+ a day to be productive. Just because you can do work in your pajamas if you wanted to does not mean that you are lazy.
That, among a billion other stupid things in the world are stereotypes. Pure and simply, that's all it is. There's a lot of stigma around homeschoolers too, but I won't get into that because that is not the main focus of this blog/ rant. Whatever you want to call it, that's up to you. I saw a video from Doug Armstrong titled, "Why I quit my 'Real Job' to do YouTube and he was talking about the whole ordeal of a 'real job' verses following your dreams. It was also based off a blog post, both of which, I encourage you to check out, and it sparked a lot of thought out of me. Something always does, so is anyone really surprised? If you are, you must be new here.
If I'm perfectly honest, which I try to be at all times, I don't understand why there's so much stigma against simply following your dreams. Dedicating your life to something that isn't a company that you hate, where you're surrounded by people you don't like. We all have to do it at some point, but what's so wrong about figuring out your own path? I feel like there's so much against it because so many people give up when it gets hard. Like, if something goes wrong, people just go, "Well, that failed." And totally give up trying. That's not how it works. Life is all about trial and error, and eventually you can make just about anything happen. You just have to think outside the box and learn from the failed attempts and find the loopholes in things. Most importantly, you have to have the courage to work through the fear of the failure.
If you have something you want to do, and someone tells you, "Don't even try. You'll never make it." Just walk away. You don't need that sort of negativity in your life. I like how Sammy said it best, "Why can't we measure success in happiness rather than what's in our bank accounts?"
I feel like I'm starting to go off topic a bit -isn't that how it always goes? Oh screw it, its still on topic, just not quite what I wanted to say. Anyways, let me get back into this. I was going to say that I have even heard people go far as to say everything I do is nothing more than a hobby. Why do your dreams, dedications and goals have to be seen as nothing but a silly little hobby? Some might not see that as a bad thing, but I do. I feel like it cheapens everything I do. Someone else must feel the same way, I'm sure of that.
Be sure to check out Doug's video and Sammy's blog post here, and please let me know your thoughts on a "real job" verses living your dreams. I'd really be interested in hearing what others have to say on this matter. Thanks for dealing with my out of sorts writing style, by the way. I really need to edit my thoughts a bit, but they're not a genuine if I edit myself.
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