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Embrace Unknowingness; You’ll Find Your Way

Taylor Rader, Opinions Editor

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Want to hear an unpopular opinion?

 It is perfectly fine to not know what you want to do with your life.

Like, seriously.

As a senior I am constantly asked, “Where are you going to college? What are you going to major in? What are you even doing with your life?”

And each time I say, I haven’t got the slightest clue. 

I honestly don’t.

I have no idea what I want to major in, nor do I even know where I’m going to college. 

However, I’m perfectly fine with that due to the fact that I am exploring every option I can.

As teens, we are pressured to know what we want to do with our lives. 

Adults act like if we don’t have the next 40 years of our lives planned out then we are going to be failures. 

I keep being told that I should have known months ago what I was going to do with my life.

 Yet, every adult I ask about college claim they changed their major multiple times because they didn’t like it.  

I find this to be very contradictory when they try to make us teens feel bad for not knowing what we want to major in whenever they themselves didn’t even know.

Life is all about learning. 

Our interests can change on a whim, and we figure out who we are more and more each day. 

There is no need to rush to try and plan out your entire life. 

Just take each day as it is and let the natural course of life shape your interests.

Don’t stress over things you can’t control.

 Life is all about learning so don’t try to lock yourself into a confined box. 

Explore every option you have. 

Don’t force yourself into a puzzle when you aren’t the correct piece.

So, go ahead, launch yourself into the void of unknowingness and enjoy every bit of it. 

Take advantage of every single thing that is presented to you. 

You are the master of your own fate so relax and leave no stone unturned.

About the Writer
Taylor Rader, Opinions Editor

Taylor Rader is a Senior and second-year Smoke Signals member. Her favorite animal is a blue whale, her favorite movie is Loving Vincent, and she is on...

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