Back when I was in high school, I had plenty of free time. Now, I don’t have much time anymore. In fact now, I find more and more that initial time constraint holds me back from jumping into ventures. I thought about playing poker for a little while, then I realized how much math was involved. I keep planning on writing a book, but then, I think about how many pages would need to be written, and it’s difficult. And all of this ties into today’s topic.
What is time? Time is measured as is the passage of our lives. There’s never enough time. By the time you finally figure out what you want to do. It’s almost too late. So what is the solution do we force people to be brought up in a way to force them into certain jobs? They’ll hate what they do.
Don’t get me wrong the vast majority of people already hate what they do and will hate doing anything anyway. But is this the correct thing to do? I’m a big believer in free will and having freedom of choice so I have to oppose this position, but it is something that civilizations were doing not even a century ago. If a person starts trying to be good at something at an early enough age they will eventually get good at it. Especially when you start early you have plenty of free time. And just plenty of time in general.
The only problem is a person rarely sticks to something they were introduced to at an early age. Why is this? Well the simple answer is that because people change. The complex answer was actually discussed in the book Extraordinary Minds by Howard Gardner. Gardner argued that as a child, child prodigies are praised and are a certain kind of phenomenon, but as they get older they are no longer a prodigy. They are just people who are good at their skill. Once the now adult prodigy realizes this a certain depression sets in and they are forced to either continue onward or accept the fact that they are no longer special. Or the far more popular solution, throw away all of their time effort and training and start a new pursuit. Better to be an unknown starting from scratch than look back on your past accomplishments and fall into despair. And besides that, forcing someone to do something is never the right answer besides we have one thing on our side…
Intensity, hard work, passion. All of these factors can go together into a formula that will allow the user to overcome the constraints of time. When do you work the hardest? Well, of course when you love doing something. That’s why finding something to be passionate about is so important. We as humans need passion. We crave it. It adds to the flavor of life. What is life without passion? A hollow empty existence that too many people slug through. But with the burning fire of passion people can break out of their slump and excel.
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