More Advice On Life From Friends Of Tucker Max

November 21, 2008
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This time it's his ex-girlfriend and fellow Rudius Media writer Erin Tyler, aka The Bunny. Yet another teenager was asking for advice about his situation at college (he got kicked out of his dorm but was allowed to stay enrolled in college on academic probation). Bunny replied with this gem.

"Hey, homeless dude, why did you get kicked out? All the kids I knew who dropped out of college, or got kicked out of college, didn't like to go to class because they didn't know what they wanted to do with their lives.

Frankly, I don't think ANY 18 year old knows who they are and what they want to do. In Switzerland, you decide what your career will be at twelve, most people hate their jobs, but they have much higher job security and a lifestyle that is rather incomparable to ours. You won't get a month of paid vacation around here, and no two hour lunches, so you better be really fucking happy with your chosen career.

I think most kids realize this. I think at your age, we see how miserable working environments are, how miserable the people within them are, and we balk at becoming an adult. And then, what if you don't think your classes are remotely interesting? You slack off and get in trouble.

Fact is, aside from obeying laws and paying taxes, and dying one day, you don't ever have to do anything you don't want to--without exception. Furthermore, you can do whatever you believe you can do. The doing isn't that hard. You believe, and then you decide, and then you go to step one and work real hard. Eventually, you do it.

So why don't you go out into the world, get a place, get a job that pays the bills, but doesn't require a huge commitment of time, energy, emotion, etc., and read lots of books.
Figure out what excites you the most. That is your passion. That is your signpost. Follow that like people follow God, because that is the path to true, sustainable happiness and the life you want to live. You'll know you're headed in the right direction, when going to class, or learning your craft, is the highlight of your day."

Read the whole thread here.I love the RMMB sometimes. It must be the only place on the internet where you can amazing advice like this and then go and talk about what you're going to do on World Toilet Day.

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