Why is it that society often makes us feel that we can’t have the dream job or the dream life?
Why do we feel we need to succumb to its bland, dull and often soulless expectations? We live our life based on what society has conditioned us to believe we must do with our life. From a young age we’re told to get a good education so that we can get a good job to afford a mortgage so that one day we can have a stable and supportive home to raise children. We get told that once we acquire all of these things we will be complete and truly find happiness. Yet we get stuck in a job we hate to work endlessly and tirelessly for a mortgage we really can’t afford and to make matters worse we are repeating this cycle of conditioning with future generations.
Society, our upbringing and our own egos try and tell us that we must live a life that is safe, uneventful and within our comfort zone. This way we will never get hurt right??
I used to absolutely dread going out of my comfort zone to experience new things. Up until last year I was quite happy in my own little world. My comfort zone was there to protect me and keep me safe from all those ‘things’ that could go wrong. I became stuck in a place where work, uni and friends kept me somewhat in a place of comfort. At the same time however I had this numbed feeling whenever I had wonderful experiences. I thought I was happy and knew exactly the direction my life was taking. I was completing my final internship for my teaching degree and was working part time.
I was busy and I thought that meant I was happy. Read More