I once read somewhere that the most important thing we can do, is to figure out what we care about, what matters to us, and to never lose that spark, that flame inside of us that really sets us in motion each day.
This quote above is how I choose to live my every day life. Someone told me that I don’t have what it takes to be a successful journalist, that I don’t have the right qualities, and I don’t care about the right things.
Maybe I just won’t be that type of journalist. Maybe I’ll be the type of journalist who cares about the people, and who cares about trying to make this world a little bit better for the people in it right now. Even if it’s just one person.
Who is to say that what I care about, and who I am isn’t important? Who is to say that there aren’t multiple things in this world that are important, some to some people, and others to other people?
People ask me what I want to be when I graduate. Well, I know what I don’t want to be. I don’t want to be selfish, I don’t want to be an egotistical maniac who cares about no one but myself and my career. I know I don’t want to be someone who is bored at my job and is living for the weekend. I know I don’t want to be someone who thinks there is only one right way to go through life, and I don’t want to be someone who is mean and rude.
Really, what I want to do is pretty simple. I want to make other people happy, I want to make other people smile, and to make other people laugh. How I do that, I don’t know. But, as long as I’m making people happy, for even just a little while. That’s all I want to do. That matters to me.