Dear 18 year old,
You may think you know all the answers, but the world is not what it seems.
The identity you currently hold has been formed out of a limited set of experiences.
There are many life-changing moments to come that will blow your ego to pieces.
Friends will pass away and associates will move into different directions. Your own journey is about to switch course numerous times as well.
Everything will fall into place as long as you actively seek to expand your comfort zone. Initial rejections hurt the most, but the tides of time lessen their sting.
Don’t feel ashamed for gravitating towards arenas outside the interests of your current social circle. Your own well-being comes before anyone else’s opinion.
Your frame will strengthen through the years as you become more aware of your purpose.
Everything runs its course. Many of the people who appear to be on top of the world will end up as miserable overweight wage slaves when they graduate college. Their lives shouldn’t concern you whatsoever. You still have yet to bloom.
It’s your responsibility at this very moment to focus on the quality of your investments. Read stimulating books, eat good food, and build positive social connections. I understand that pussy is at the forefront of your mind, but there’s plenty of it to come.
This is the age where people want to prove themselves. Some of your peers may talk down to you with a know-it-all tone of arrogance, but they don’t actually know as much as they pretend to. Everyone in your age group is experiencing their own subjective challenges. The strength of a person’s opinion doesn’t necessarily translate into truth.
It’s ON YOU to develop your own life philosophy based on your experiences.
This existence is completely insane. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there. Things may appear hopeless at times, but the vast majority of your “struggles” will be seen from a realistic perspective once they’re in the rear-view mirror.
There’s still a lot to learn.