Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
One of my favorite books of all times is Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! If you grew up in North America, then this book/author probably doesn’t sound foreign to you. This book is the last book Dr. Seuss published before he passed away, and it is essentially about the journey of life and its challenges. What I like about this book is that similar to Le Petit Prince (another one of my favorite books), it is timeless in the sense that it doesn’t matter if you read it when you are 5 or 95, you can still take away something from it.
Here’s the audio book online. It’s less than 7 minutes long and I guarantee it’s worth your time
Here’s the story told by people from Burning Man (I wanna go there one year before I turn 35!!!)
And here’s a parody made by College Humor: *WARNING: It’s funny but depressing*
Talking about the journey of life, I am at a crossroad right now. This time though, I really want to think carefully before making a decision. It seems like the older I got, the less carefree I’ve became. This is especially true now that I’m in the awkward late-20s stage. I’m still somewhat young, but I won’t be young much longer (oh the sad, harsh truth), so the decisions that I make cannot be just for the short-term like before – I can’t go “well, let’s try it out for a year or two and see if I like it”. Youth is a short-term lease, non-renewable. I need to make sure the next destination is going to be worth my time. Also, I need to be realistic and choose a career that can make ends meet (i.e, pay student loan, rent, living expenses, send some money back home every month, and a bit more – ok, this is more than just make ends meet). So what is it that I really want to do? Where do I really want to go?
Oh, where are the places I should go? That’s the exciting, yet scary, question.