Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
This is literally so inspirational to me right now.
I needed this really badly right now.
Money will not follow you to heaven. Your happiness will.
Go after your dreams…mindfully.
I get this post, but if you don’t address very real financial concerns, you’ll find that most people will quit going after their dreams.
Financial security is important. Going after your dreams is important. Feeling happy is important. At the same time, it’s important to address and be aware of all of these things rather than taking comfort in the protective college bubble that shields us from life and life’s very really problems.
I just went to the doctor and had my insurance cover a procedure. It cost $15. Without insurance a simple 45 minute visit would have cost $600. What if I didn’t have insurance? What if I didn’t have the money to cover a cost like that?
Follow your dreams, sure. But if your dreams take place in a competitive field where it’s difficult to make money, you better make sure you have a plan. And you’d better make sure it’s a damned good plan.
You want to be a writer? An artist? An actress? Do it. But make sure you’re that type of person that’s a doer,that has grit, that has a plan, that pulls from a pool strength in times of trouble, that saves up for a rainy day while daring to dream, rather than the type of person that sits at home eating fruit loops bemoaning the fact that they need to pay $600 for a routine procedure and that they are going without.