You might also ask the question, why was the hardworking student "driven" in the first place? Remember, up to a point, your perception of the world is shaped by that of your parents or guardians. That is why as a teen, "naturally", you go through the "stage of rage" as I pointed out inEpisode XIV, The Age of Rage. Nature has provided us with the capacity to "clear the slate" and seek our identity, seek our name. Whether you have been "influenced", to "be driven" up to that point in your life; whether you had been allowed to "linger"; both these effects are now influenced by the re-wiring of your brain. That is why I maintain that teen life is one of wonder.
You are initially wrapped in a "cocoon"; the protection of those who looked after you. After a period of physical growth and mental development, you are now on a journey of self-discovery. You emerge as an "amazing colorful butterfly". In your personality, you now have the best qualities of your past, complemented by your discovery of your identity of what you want to be in your future, seeking out "the proper life".
By now, I had gotten married and needed more income, so I worked at three jobs: I taught during the week, continued my photography on weekends and taught University courses, twice weekly. In just ten years, I had managed to pay off a thirty-year mortgage and owned my home outright! Later on, I was out of teaching and became a Realtor in Montreal. After that, I was licensed as an insurance broker. Things became more interesting when I formed a transport company, and got involved in home renovations. While in Greece, I started a school (Technical Institute of Technology)… and on and on, I can go.
These brilliant thinkers studied and thought what would be a person's best or better path in life which would lead to "Eudemonia". There is so much interesting material online, especially on YouTube about this subject; that I encourage you to have a look. In short, it means "balanced life", moderation. And this should be your guide, "balance". The ancient Chinese culture speaks muchabout balance.
I hope this Episode has addressed some of your concerns - be gentle, never forget, "You are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars".
REPLACE ALL FEAR WITH UNDERSTANDING!
Here is another, how much is your worth?
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