As I get older and (hopefully) mature, I’m slowly beginning to realize how important having priorities really is. Somehow I feel that I’ve written a blog about this already; but, oh well. Whatever.
We’re all adults and we have the freedom to make any decisions that we please. Within the confines of human capability, we have the ability to go wherever we please, eat/drink whatever we please, and pretty much do anything we please. Yes- social constructs and moral expectations do come into play as well; but, as long as you aren’t a complete douchebag, you’re pretty much free to do whatever you want. Often, people take for granted that they have free will. That’s right. If you’re reading this, chances are pretty high that you have free will. So.. seriously. Go do what you want.
Above doing what you want is actually doing what you need to do. These are necessities like: BREATHING (for sure don’t forget that one), working, going to school, etc. Society does expect us to be productive. Lately, I’ve been trying to distinguish between the things I just want to do versus the things I actually need to do in order to thrive and progress in life. This is where having priorities is crucial.
With all this in mind, you have to decide who and/or what is a priority. Is it the girl you like? Is it school? Is it work? Is it your dog? Is it the high score on a retro pinball machine? Is it a fitness goal? Whatever it is- realize this: you have the ability to choose. You have the power to dedicate all your time and effort to that retro pinball machine, leaving all other things behind. Is that wise? Probably not; but still, it’s your choice. I’ll leave it up to your own personal judgment for what is actually a priority. Truthfully, I’m still trying to figure it out for myself.
Just remember one thing: it’s your life. Lead it the way you want to and don’t worry about how others feel about your decisions. Exchange all those dollars into quarters and nail that high score on that retro pinball machine. Do whatever it takes to get to where you want to be.