Life is short. Make sure to have some memorable moments in life. It is easy to become a workaholic or spend all your time studying. Work does not define all of you. Do not make work and study your identity because after retirement you will feel lost. You will realize where did all the time go? I just have a few years left. If you know what I mean. I made mistakes here. I was a workaholic and took studying too seriously. I enjoy work and studying, but I realize now that there is more to life.
I will use a bad word here: 'assholes'. Do not let assholes bother you. Unless someone is being a severe asshole everyday and making sure that your life is a misery, then you must leave the asshole. Navigate life as much as you can and avoid assholes. Do not get into fist fights or fights with assholes. You will never win against an asshole. Just walk away from the asshole. The fight is not worth it.
Try to connect with new people regularly. Try and help people. I do not help people for them to sing my praises. Helping people and animals will make you happy and give you a sense of accomplishment. Meeting new people is very important for mental health. Volunteer, take classes, help new people on the job, help classmates understand difficult concepts. Quietly make donations to the food bank or temple soup kitchen.
Nobody is smart or brilliant. It is just hard work. I took a very technical job with not much technical experience and aced it with a lot of hard work and willingness to learn. When someone is doing better at the job than you, it is not because he or she is smarter. They are just working harder. But do not work too hard that you do not enjoy life.
anonymousOther January 25, 2023 at 8:36 pm00