What Really Matters?

Have you ever stopped for a minute and just thought— does this really matter?

I don’t know about you all, but I think this probably everyday before I make a statement, post a picture, text someone something really embarrassing, or do anything that involves making a decision or interacting with people. So, I decided to write this blog post about what really matters in life.

What matters is your opinion and take on your own actions. What matters is your character and personal moral standards.

Honestly, those are the only 2 things that I think matter the most. A lot of people get what really matters mixed up with what they think really matters. What doesn’t matter is what other people think of you. What doesn’t matter is the pictures you post on Instagram that ‘are embarrassing and don’t match your feed’.  What doesn’t matter is how popular you are. I know for a fact that all of these things are things most people think really matter because I know people like this and at one point I was even someone who believed this. Think about it, in 5,10,20 years, is anyone going to remember if you came to school one day wearing a “completely out of fashion” outfit or something that doesn’t ‘fit in’? Is anyone going to remember the picture you posted that had awful quality and didn’t go with your feed? Is anyone going to remember you got into homecoming court? The answer to all of these are no. The only person that’ll remember this is YOU, and if you liked that your outfit was quirky or you posted that super cool picture that people labeled as ‘trashy’ but you were obsessed with, then you’ll be happier in the future than faking your way through life just to be ‘cool’ or ‘fit in’.

I think one of the biggest problems in middle school through high school is that people care way too much about things that are irrelevant and aren’t even going to matter in a couple of years. Think about how much time you’ve spent editing that photo so it fits perfectly with your feed. Think about all the time you spent taking pictures instead of enjoying your surroundings and the people in it. Think about how much money you spent on cloths that you don’t even like, but it’s in style. All of these things that didn’t matter will come back and make you realize that you didn’t and maybe even still don’t know who you really are. I know this has happened to me, I got so caught up in being so-called ‘popular’ and like everyone else, that I forgot who I really was and that really took a long time to even find part of myself again. LESSON: Don’t be fake and try to fit in thinking you’ll be happier, be yourself and you’ll thrive!

The main goal of life is to live, and when I say live, I don’t mean the basic; go to college, get a job, get rich, start a family, work until you die. I mean live as in get out, don’t follow the basic path of life, do something that keeps you on your feet and scares you. Do something that makes you rethink the way you look at life and living. Do something that makes you wonder where you’re going to be when you finish. That’s what actually matters most: not caring what other people think, doing things for the sole purpose of YOU (without being selfish, of course), and just going out and LIVING life!

So, before you end up spending your time and money on insignificant things, think about this, and think about what really matters.

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