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Finishing University is forcing me to contemplate about what I REALLY want to do in life. I don't want just a 9-5 job stuck in the office. Let alone settling down and becoming a housewife. I want a life that's more exciting, spontaneous and fun. Seeing the world, meeting new people and living life. Am I being fussy? Anyone else feel like there is more to life than what they're living with right now? There's just gotta be more to it than this.
tleo019 tleo019 18-21 7 Answers Dec 26, 2012

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No you are not being too fussy. You can do the things you want in life. I did. But there was a different economy when I was your age. One day's work could support me for a week. When I got into communes the ratio was even better. Today you have to spend a certain part of your life providing income to do what you want with the other times. It can be done. I work 4 days to enjoy life I want the other 3 days. A part of it is finding an income source that also fills some of your other needs and wants. That can come from enjoying the work you do or having it meet another need. Coming out of university, there is a a lot more to life than you have seen. You just need to decide where to start. What is the one most important thing to you now. Then once you know that let everything else go to support that. It may and should effect your job choice, where you live et al. Then you can add some secondary priorities and tailor things around them. Many people do this to start out. But then they get caught in a situation and just float along this river of life instead of taking charge and steering to where they want to go. This making choices to live the type of life you want is a continuous process. You must be vigilant to know what you want most and that you are presueing that. Also to be aware of when that changes and that it will change as you grow.

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You are most definitely right. It is frustrating, because what I want to do in life does not seem secure and stable. Times change and I am going to have to adapt to the economy and what it brings. Which means staying stuck on a job that is secure and financially provides yet I cannot stand. But thank you, I am going to have to learn to decide, progress and bear with it. Thanks :)

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LMAO ! My dear young sweet innocent girl. You have not learned the reality of life.<br />
Let me help you start off with things that you need to understand as being the different aspects of life. <br />
1) What you want to do in life.<br />
2) What you have to do in life.<br />
3) What you can do in life.<br />
4) What you are allowed to do in life.<br />
5) What you are made to do in life.<br />
6) What you have to pay for in life.<br />
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Many times there have been things that I wanted to do but never could do. That is life.

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I REALLY liked your answer. And yes being young and inexperienced backfires ALOT. But yes, you are right. Life is life.

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There are inquisitive people who make other sorts of lives work, but they work hard at it. Most, but not all, are seriously Type A. To read them, listen to them, even be in their presence can be exhausting. If you want a good idea of what life can be not doing the normal, ask around. Your probably already are within a step or tow talking with some. If you just want to look in the fish bowl, read <i>Getting Out</i>, a book about expatriating, or Timothy Ferris's <i>The Four Hour Work Week</i> (his web site is exhausting), or Felix Dennis's <i>How to Get Rich</i>. <br />
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I have plans that differ considerably from the normal. I am enjoying getting to the place I want to be. I have no interest in becoming rich, but Dennis's book did more to clear my head than any other because he takes the time to describe some character trates that are useful if you care to be different.

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Thank you for your suggestions :) Much appreciated.

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Begin by questioning and challenging everything.<br />
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But you will suffer!

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Life brings joy but also struggles. I have come to learn that. Thank you for the warning. :)

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Yeah read philosophy, start with ancient Greek stuff it's all about living the good life and what the good life is. Totally mind blowing.

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Thanks for this. Im finding it hard to come to terms with what is indeed a good AND secure life.

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