A lot more than we realize…

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We all have things in our life that we do for all sorts of different reasons… 

When we are young, we go to school because our parents tell us that we will go to jail if we don’t…

As we get older, we realize our parents were full of shit, but we go to school anyway because we want to get out of the house and one day go to this mythical and magical place called college… 

When or if we get to Narnia (college), we go to school because we eventually want to get a job so we no longer have to lift sofa cushions to scrap together enough money to get a 4X4 quad patty at In N Out Burger (yup, they exist)… 

Then, we get a job because we have 4 years of student loans we might be able to pay off by the 22nd century… 

Although we all have vastly different stories, we should be able to relate to the above schooling to work motivational experience in some capacity.

As we grow older and continue to accumulate education, experience and a few grey hairs, we start to reflect on the journey of life and realize our motivation didn’t exactly come from where we thought it did.

Sure we went to grade school because we had to, but we also went because it was a chance for us to learn how to read, write, swing from monkey bars, play sports and hang out with friends… 

Sure we went to high school because we had visions of going to our “never never land” college, but we also went because we had this internal thirst for knowledge and actually enjoyed figuring out ways to manage a chaotic multiple sport, tutor, Chevron gas pumping job and class schedule…

Sure we went to college to one day be able to put our degree on a resume, but we also went because it was a great place to learn how to become a f*cking man, woman or maybe for some of you, both. 🤷‍♂️

The lessons learned by being on our own for the first time far outweighed anything learned in the classroom, yet it was the classroom experiences and interactions with professors and fellow students that taught us how to mesh multiple cultures and understand outside perspectives and opinions… 

Sure we got a job to begin to repay our debt, but we also got a job because we are in search for our “ikigai;” our reason for being that is much larger than ourselves. Of course that doesn’t necessarily mean we have found our life calling, but regardless of our current occupation or situation, we are on the path and continue to get out A LOT MORE THAN WE REALIZE… 

-EB