Nowadays, we live in a society where must have perfect grades, to be dedicated, to have a social life, to have hobbies… and still to enjoy ourselves. How are we supposed to be a nice and healthy person?? I remember that on my first day of eleventh-year, teachers talked about the future 43 times in just one day. It seems surreal. I mean, everyone is always pressuring us to study and to do everything perfect, but it’s hard to do everything without breaking, we are not machines. After all, what is perfection? We are always seeking for this indefinable and relative thing. Why is the society always demanding this impossible perfection if it is so imperfect itself? We must have perfect grades, to be dedicated, to have a social life, to have hobbies… and still to enjoy ourselves?? How are we supposed to be a nice and healthy person??
Because of this mindset, the new generations are growing more and more obsessed with grades and all kind of numbers, increasing bad competition and even corruption. It’s ridiculous that for you to enter in a good university, in addition to the perfect marks, you need to have a good name. They don’t care if you are a dedicated, a good person or if you have hobbies…, they just care about your marks and if you have relations with important people, but a person is so much more than that.
I think that society is forgetting that the new generations are still children and they need to live and enjoy their childhood and their teenagerhood in order to be healthy adults. Since the new generations are the future, and the society keeps educating them this way, we are creating a sick and obsessed future society that is already causing a lot of bad consequences to humanity.
After all, what is the future?? We live our lives so obsessed with the future and when we have conscience of ourselves, we lived a life without living. We don’t know what’s going to happen in ten seconds even less in ten years.
In conclusion, my advice is to have a notion of what are your passions and interests to the future and to work hard for it. However, with moderation, because moderation is the key to harmony and balance. That’s what we need, an harmonious and balanced future. Though, never forget to enjoy this exact moment as much as you can because always remember that you only live once and that this moment will never happen again. The present is the only thing that you are sure and that you are actually living. The past is in the past and the future is unpredictable, so live in the moment and enjoy life in its best.