After spending 4 or 5 years in a specific educational institution surrounded by specific people with similar interests, we’ve created mental reference points for ourselves. That is, if we haven’t reached certain milestones like landing an internship at a major tech firm, moving out of our parent’s homes, marriage, getting a “real job”, doing freelance work for major clients, moving onto higher level education (and the list goes on), then we feel misplaced or left behind.
Sometimes what we need is a reminder that there’s much more on offer than what our peers, family members, or colleagues are doing.
What we see is such a small, narrow tangent of reality.
We’d be robbing ourselves of all the chances we could take to move onwards if we choose to fixate on such a thin string of the world.