You lose what individualism you have, if you have enough of course, you retain some of it, but most dont have enough, so they become watchers of game shows, y’know, things like that. Then you work the 8 hour job with almost a feeling of goodness, like you’re doing something, and you get married, like marriage is a victory and you have children like having children is a victory, but most things people do are a total grind, marriage, birth, children, it’s something they HAVE to do because they have nothing else to do. There is no glory in it, no esteem, no fire, their lives are flat and the earth is full of them. Sorry, but thats the way I see it. I could not accept the snail’s pace 8-5, Johnnie Carson, merry christmas, happy new year, to me it’s the sickest of all sick things.
Charles Bukowski (via henrycharlesbukowski)
This quote embodies the reason as to why I’m so determined to keep striving towards being more educated and to continue working towards a desirable future.
I want to avoid the mundane, typical life. I want to be enlightened. I want to expand.
I do not want to become a victim of the thought, “If only I had done something about this sooner,” when its too late to go back on it.
Success isn’t finishing college, getting a career, marriage, children, etc.
At some far off point in the future, I’ll probably be guilty of all of those.
But to me, success is dying knowing I cured my boredom with a passion for something.