Thursday, April 1, 2010

What you're "supposed to do!"

Ever notice how some are crazy successful - what ever way you define success at that moment - and you and others seem to be looked over  to the point you're like paint on the wall? Considering those who got straight A's in school, were the talk of the school, student of the week, etc.; the pressure is on to rise to the challenge. And if you were the straight A student, but as an adult, you're the straight D's adult, it's a miserable existence.

They take away the grading scale, or at least what it takes to qualify for those grades, as we get older. "You're supposed to do..." and there's an extensive list of 'to-do's'

  • Earn $50,000 or more per year
  • Have a 4 or 5 bedroom home, whether you have 5 members in your family or not
  • Drive a new model luxury car, always shining
  • Age gracefully
  • Eat right
  • Be on Facebook
  • Tweet!!!
  • Have a blog
  • Blog the 'right way'
The list is amazing; longer than an NBA player, but that doesn't account for the people who are successful without doing what's on the list. It doesn't take into consideration those who didn't go to college and yet they're millionaires: Bill Gates, Jay-z, to name a very few. Those 'to-do's' don't relieve the pressure of existence when you're doing 98% (maybe a little less) and yet you're so unhappy, you dread a sunlit morning. 

"What you're supposed to do..." how about live, laugh, love, smile and enjoy the ride?