What Should I Do With My Life?

In a fol­low-up to his pre­vi­ous art­icle on the same sub­ject, Po Bon­son asks, ‘What should I do with my life, now?’

Don’t tell me you don’t know what you want from your life. Don’t ever say that, don’t ever fool your­self into that stupor. Of course you know what you want — you know the feel­ing you desire — fulfillment, con­nec­tion, respons­ib­il­ity, and some excite­ment. The real prob­lem is fig­ur­ing out how to get it — how to find a path that doesn’t suf­foc­ate those nat­ur­al feel­ings in you. Which is hard. Of course it’s hard. It’s sup­posed to be hard. If it weren’t hard, you wouldn’t learn any­thing along the way, and thus you would nev­er get there. If you don’t know how to make the best of a bad situ­ation, you will nev­er get there. If you are not will­ing to put up with some shit work, you will nev­er recog­nize that a good oppor­tun­ity is star­ing you in the face. If you are not will­ing to be humble and repeatedly be a begin­ner in new areas and learn the details faster than the next guy, you are not cap­able of trans­form­a­tion.

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