Recently, I came across a Facebook post that said the following:
“Some people are better off flipping burgers for a living.”
I’m not going to lie, this alone will get people on the defensive. But there’s a hidden lesson in here.
The one thing that I think we’re not told much in life is how much we are actually in control of our own destiny. People program this whole “if you go to school, graduate, work hard for 40 years, and retire comfortably” into our heads.
Almost every person is fed the same old shit. The problem is not too many people were able to read between the lines and say “no, you can’t control my destiny. I know what’s best for me.”
Every choice you make is how you got where you are right now.
You chose to go to school for some major that probably didn’t matter.
You chose to sink thousands of dollars into debt.
You chose to get a job that you wish you can get out of, but don’t have an escape plan for.
You chose to stay in your comfort zone.
Are you seeing a pattern here?
The hidden lesson in the post is that people choose to do this. No one but yourself is responsible for where you are at this moment.
I’m not damning people who flip burgers or work a 9 to 5 for a living. In fact, let’s go off on a tangent for a bit…
You’re probably thinking that people who flip burgers for a living work at McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Sonic, or whatever. But there are those who “flip burgers” and get paid a bit more than minimum wage.
Think about the last time you ordered a burger at a place that WAS NOT a fast food joint? Hell, it could have been at some fancy restaurant where the head chef spent a few years in Paris training to become the best chef in the world.
It was his choice to flip burgers because he has a lifelong passion for food. And who could blame him?
Anyways, I got a little sidetracked there…
But the point is simply this. People have choices.
And those choices will lead them somewhere and write the next page in their life.
The opportunity to do something better will always be open. It is your choice as to whether or not you walk through the door or close it.
You can’t blame “the man”, society, your parents, or anyone else for your choices.
Those choices are yours and yours alone. Choose wisely.