Editor’s Note: I wrote this post back in college. I went ahead and cleaned it up, dropped in a few updates and made sure it’s safe to read at work. I mean as long as you keep the mouse on the minimize button you should be fine.
If you don’t like it, change it.
It’s probably the single greatest piece of advice I’ve ever received. You’ve probably heard it too, but chances are you were too busy whining about how awful, boring, difficult or stressful your life supposedly was to notice. Sure, I get it. The playing field isn’t level––we didn’t all drive BMWs in high school. We didn’t all go to an Ivy League school or marry the Homecoming Queen. But let’s face it. BMW drivers try too hard, college is a money pit and the Homecoming Queen got knocked up and dropped out of school anyway (Don’t worry. BMW drivers and Homecoming Queens are much too busy with their fabulous lives to be reading this blog).
Why am I wasting my time and yours telling you something you already know? Because most of you still don’t get it. You don’t take the time to realize all these so-called “awful” situations are a result of your own actions, or lack thereof. You’re too busy being victims instead of taking some responsibility.
But don’t worry. I’ve got a fix for your suck-fest-of-a-life. But it’s going to involve some changes.