But today he is rich. He started a successful company and now he is a millionaire. Me and a lot of other young people feel the pressure to study real hard because we have been told that without school, we have no future. At least not a future as a loyer, a brain surgeon or a manager at a large million companie. But it’s not about the money that those works give you. If you love to work with kids at a kindergarden, if you love to teach, if you want to create your own company, be a scientist, psychologist or sit at the counter in a store. Then do it! It’s about doing something you love.
A lot of money can be happiness for some people, it’s understandable. You can do almost anything you want and buy everything in a store without feeling quilty. But can money buy happiness, love, friendship and a good life? No. Even if I actually think that money can be a shortcut to happiness, but that happiness just last for the moment, not a lifetime. Another thing that is so important in having a good life is the people you surround yourself with. You can’t choose your family because you are born into it. But something you can do is that you can choose your friends.
It has taken me years to realise who are my real friends and not. But one day I realized it and I felt so stupid, what took me so long? It’s hard to break off contact with friends, at least for me. If they offend you, goes behind your back and takes your energy instead of giving you energy they aren’t friends. It’s such a relief to get rid of people who bring you down and it makes your life a hundred times easier. Trust me, I know. In the age of fifteen you feel like you are an adult, that you can do everything yourself without your parents. In my mind I’m eighteen and sometimes even older.
In my parents mind I’m thirteen or even younger. It feels like I can’t have the life I want until I’m older because I can’t do anything I want right now. I’m just too young. In the future I would love to have a great job, live in a big apartment in a big city and have a husband and kids to come home to. That would be a good life for me. I’m not saying my life isn’t good as it is. Because my life is good and I have nothing to complain about. I have good chances in school, I live in a big apartment, I have made friends for life and a great family that I would do anything for.
My little sister, my role models and older sisters and of course my amazing big brother. My parents studied a lot, just so they could have good jobs and give me and my siblings a good life. They fought and they succeeded. My dad works so much and of course I miss him when he’s not home. But atleast I have a dad, some people don’t and a good life for me could never be a life without my dad. He does it for me and our family, so he could give us all we need. I couldn’t be more grateful and if someone would ask me if my life was good, I would say yes every second of the day. For me, a good life is happiness.