If you are young and nervous, don’t be.

I urge you to be curious.

Question society and what you are told. You don’t have to live the life that has been laid about before you. You don’t have to live the life your parents, grandparents, and great grandparents have lived. Feed your potential by moving around, by stirring things up.

I want to protect youth from false guilt that is projected onto them when deciding what path is their own. You don’t have to answer your neighbor when they condescendingly ask about your plans are after high school. Breathe, collect your thoughts, try things, see what falls in your lap and recognize what feels true.

What is time? It’s subjective. You are not the same. You are you.

Why are we told we must decide by a certain age? Pressured into decisions with their deadlines, we’re told we won’t be great if we don’t follow through into traditional schooling. Why are we conformed into school systems that control our minds for eight hours a day, telling us we must learn this way, speak this way, perform this way, obey until we graduate, and then live this way, retire, die? The natural latter seems like death to creativity in so many of the young, leaving them silent and straight jacketed walking in a straight line to predictability.
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It’s always your choosing to decide whether you’ll live a curious life or a comfortable one.

Maybe I’m crazy for not following a path I know that would lead me to a stable life, maybe I’m crazy for following my passions. Maybe I won’t have a big yard or an abundance in my bank account, but I’ll have stories and a heart bigger than my body, a brain with stretch marks. I’ll have films and images, an archive of my life of adventure. My life of constant hunger for better understanding of Earth and my spirit within it.

There are always other options. Challenge your comfort, let yourself unfold.
[Head to an offbeat place in Himachal maybe?]

 

With Love,

From the Curious One

ISHANK AHUJA
Co-Founder, MyTravelPie.com

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8 comments

  1. Comment by Nawal Singh

    Nawal Singh Reply November 28, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I like the way you explained your curiosity about life. you are right, life isn’t all about what we have been taught, it’s beyond our thinking

    • Comment by admin

      admin Reply November 30, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you Nawal! We have to break the barrier to keep the wheel spinning and it will always spin in the right direction.

  2. Comment by Palak Saxena

    Palak Saxena Reply December 6, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Ishank,
    You have described your thoughts beautifully. And has it was a pleasure meeting you.

    • Comment by admin

      admin Reply June 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      Hi Palak. Thank you.

  3. Comment by Preiti

    Preiti Reply March 18, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    You read my mind. All of us are curious about something in life, it’s a matter of time before we find out and head in that direction with full force!

    • Comment by admin

      admin Reply June 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you Preiti. I hope we meet someday and talk about this a little more.

  4. Comment by abhinav verma

    abhinav verma Reply March 21, 2018 at 11:34 am

    there are very few people in this world who follow their passions. catching up with such few ones is a pleasure in itself. congratulations and a lot of luck to you on this venture.

    • Comment by admin

      admin Reply June 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you Abhinav. Appreciate the kind words. Hope all of us find our ways…

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