The Time In-between.
Life is short and depressing. There’s really no reason to like it at all. I have a calculus final in a few hours, a final in a class that I both despise and am doing horridly in. I studied for this for days and days, but it probably won’t even matter anyway.
Wait, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, how much life doesn’t live up to expectations. We spend the vast majority of our lives doing what we have to or what we are told to, and only a preciously small amount of it doing what we want to. Doing the things that make us happy, that make us unique— that make us human.
I am nearly finished 25% of my collegiate career and, while I am indeed having some of the best times of my life, I know that once its over, it’s just over. By the time I will have chance to have fun again and do whatever I like, I will be an old man in some park somewhere in New Orleans (hoping and assuming that it still exists). My only hope will be that I produce an offspring that will enjoy his or her first 20 years of life, and then realize the futileness of it all, and simply wish for their child to experience some joy in between the sorrows of life.
All of this leads me to one conclusion. Life sucks and there’s little we can do about it as individuals. All we can really do is enjoy the simple things in our daily lives that bring us joy. Do not focus all of your thoughts on future plans, but rather enjoy the moment and your current surroundings. We are where we are right now for a reason— everything has a time and purpose.
We are here to survive in a cold world, which resides in an even colder, abysmal, uncaring universe. All that we are here to do is to live and be alive. What is the point of existence if you’re alive, but if you are not living? So in your daily life, just remember that although the vast majority of your life is, and will be, full of things that you do not want to do, just make sure that you enjoy the time in-between.