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Your quest in life –
I know most people have no idea what they want to do in life, but for those that do know, or maybe a rough draft of how they picture there life thought it'd be interesting to hear.
I'll share mine...Which I've thought for a while now, but just never felt like sharing because people are very negative, and doubtful you can acheive something great.
This is a rough draft: Most of my early years I went through a lot of problems that matured me, and gave me a different outlook on life than most. A more appreciative, wiser outlook *In my opinion.* So, I've always thought maybe all the stuff that was happening to me was for a bigger cause...Make me stronger, prepare for my life. At least thinking that gave me hope for something better anyways (which we all need some sort of hope). I was a sickly child who lived off chips, and pop for about the first 13 or 14 years of my life (very scrawny as you'd imagine). One day though I almost died, and they changed everything for me. After that I started eating right, told god if he kept me alive I would give myself to him, and started lifting weights. That was probably around the age of 15. I went through a bunch of more problems after that, but fought through them. For about 2 years now I've worked out A LOT, been boxing a lot, want to become a pro fighter, etc. BUT the thing that is my quest in life is to pay back everything my god has given to me. Making me wiser, making me stronger, making me healthy now, making me a better person.
Now as to exactly how...Through me boxing, or some other form I haven't figured out yet, but that'll be a rough draft of my life for now. You'll never know what the next thing in life will throw at you so it's hard to tell, but right now I'm trying to become a better person so whenever I get on my path, I'll be ready.
Also, maybe 1 or 2 kids when I'm around 28-30. Don't know if I'd like to live out in the city, or stay out in a low populated (quiet) area like I do now.
The things that people endure in their early life probably has a lot of effect on what they're planning to do with the rest of their waking moments. And I'm no different; back when I was a kid, I almost always felt helpless. The T.V. doesn't work, I can't do anything about it. I plug a 110v appliance in a 220v socket, it's toast. Some mechanic is charging $650 to replace a timing belt, I don't have much choice.
Ever since then I've hated being reliant on anything or anyone. So naturally, I have trouble trusting others which is why I'm striving to do everything myself. About the only thing I don't do myself anymore is vehicle bodywork, construction (as in houses and buildings), and haircuts. I've also come to realize the value of experience and how it relates to age; I know that no matter how much I study or work, I'll never be more than an apprentice. This is mainly the reason why I have so much respect for professionals, especially in the automotive service field where I'm trying to get into. If I were ever to call a man (or a woman) my master, they'd have to be a well-versed mechanic with decades of experience and practically infallible in their field. It takes time to accomplish, but by God is it possible. I always tell people that if I had all the money in the world, all I'd ever do was build and bring things back to life. All of these millionaires who waltz into Ferrari dealerships and simply pick out the car they want because the color is nice have no soul or imagination whatsoever. Even if they did; they'd just as soon pay to see their dream realized rather than bring it to life with their own two hands.
If you knew me personally, all of this would probably seem a little strange because I was what they classified as "college material". And they're right; I'm a sharp kid and I'm truly blessed with an intellect that is brighter than others, but I want to be where I'm happy. People who go to college these days simply attend so they can wave a piece of paper in someone's face and claim their opinion means more and where I grew up, that's no way to prove a point.
As for kids and a family? Well, I was never good with relating with others. I don't know what woman could possibly want to try and earn my trust, but you never know.
Last edited by Toma; 12-05-2005 at 12:56 AM.
good question.. i have some simple goals in mind. I want to have a wife and maybe some kids (no more than 3), i want to work for my money, and preserve the hard working attitude i have now.. and pass it on to my kids. I plan to stay off drugs completly, and i plan to keep my friends pure (ie none that are flaky/lazy/drug atticts) i plan to always preserve my relationship with God and my family...
so those are my biggest goals...
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Very deep. I definitely agree with Toma about vehicles. This guy I know has an incredibly nice Eclipse...Awesome orange paint job (orange my fav color), and he has it pretty much finished. Has quite a bit of $ in it, and he's like "I'll sell it to you." Didn't ask him price, but even if it was for a good price I still wouldn't buy it. I don't want to buy somebody elses design, and work just because I like it. Lots of people like to do that, but what's the point in that? Buy yourself a used, or new STOCK car, and do your own thing.