As a result this new generation of millennials end up developing an imperfect imaginary perception of themselves. A perception that needs constant validation for its momentum. Masking the real persona by hiding/denying all of their vulnerabilities makes them more susceptible to an unexpected outburst or unaccountable lapse in behavior. The frequency of this lapse is something that can be detrimental to long term mental health of these kids.
Don’t you get excited yet, I am not writing to disclose you the names of the stocks going to be most profitable in near future, nor am I revealing you the winning lottery ticket number.
It’s just a simple heart to heart talk to let you know that life is nothing but a mixed bag of opportunities. It’s up to you how you make use of it.
I know you are deeply sensitive to my academic performance and off late I am failing consistently in living upto your expectations. But how do you presume that I am not worried about my own performance? I am equally perplexed because methods that were working fine for me till date are no longer giving me the positive results. Believe me I am busy exploring every possible permutations and combinations. Just don’t lose faith in me.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow: Ralph Waldo Emerson
If a young Steve Jobs had taken his own advice and decided to only pursue work he loved, he would probably have been one of the Los Altos Zen Center’s most popular teachers. But he didn’t follow this simple advice. Apple Computer was decidedly not born out of passion, but instead was the result of a lucky break – a “small-time” scheme that unexpectedly took off.