High ambitions are overrated!


High ambitions are overrated.

I am a 17 year old girl, first year of college doing an extended diploma in all elements of business.

In a couple of years, I'm going to get a degree in Marketing.

Then once I get out of University, I'll probably never use my degree and end up in a career entirely different to what I planned. And you know what?

That's okay!

Yep, you heard me. The educational system likes to paint a rosy picture of what the world is going to be like when we leave its chestnut doors and fling ourselves into the blue skies and sunny days of the future.

But if that was really the case, what the hell are they doing teaching a bunch of ungrateful adolescents who fling pieces of rubber across the room?

Because it's all lies. Yeah yeah, I know that you can make it to the top. Work your way up the ladder, achieve and strive. But that isn't the case for the majority of people and it's unfair to make us believe that we'll all be superstars in whatever career path we choose.

I've already accepted that I'm not going to get the top because I'm not going to try. I don't want an extremely high-pressured job. I want to enjoy my job and be able to talk to people, learn about their lives and talk about my own. Make new friends. The higher up you go, the more enemies you'll encounter and the fiercer the competiton. And where would you end up? Graying in your mid-20's, permanent bags under those overworked eyelids, desperate fingers feebly stabbing into the keyboard as you churn out document upon document in the hopes of 'getting out of here some day.' That's not living; it's surviving in the concrete jungle you caged yourself into.

High ambitions are overrated!
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