Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Patience is definitely a virtue

I don't write on this blog on a regular basis. I only feel compelled to write something if a particular thought won't leave my mind. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about when a person truly grows up. I've had the view my whole life that at 18, you're an adult and you are truly able to contemplate life in a mature, and rational way. Legally, being 18 is considered an adult. But being 24 now, I still think I am years away from truly knowing myself as a person. Thinking about the past 6 years, I have grown a tremendous amount and have become the person I've always wanted to be, but, I still have plenty of room to grow. And I want to continue growing. I always thought that when I was done with college, I would know exactly what I wanted to do and I would settle down into a job that I would have for a good majority of my life. Well, life doesn't work that way. This may just be me, but I'm starting to feel like reaching one's full potential does not even start until your 30's. I might sound slightly naive for thinking this way because I am only 24 but that would only justify my thoughts on maturity. Another random thought, life is all about patience. Don't be rushed to figure out things that can only be figured out through experience. Being in my 20's, this is the time to explore and try things, and also to fail at things. Never be afraid to fail. It only brings you closer to wisdom. Just a thought :)