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Perspectives wanted: Am I a useless floater? Or is time on my side?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Sherman90, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

    Oct 29, 2009

    had to quote because this is the first real piece of advice in the thread and the second genuinely interested post after Alans.


    Do what makes you happy but dont confuse 'artistic endeavours' with being lazy. Your going to have to work 10 times harder at it than you do at lawyer. Make sure your dream aligns with the reality of being an artist (that is, dont idealise a lifestyle you havent lived yet, grass may be greener etc)
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2012
  2. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Senior member

    Mar 26, 2012
    sTeALiN yO cAr
    Here's the thing, champ: deep in the cashmere-cushioned recesses of your not-so-wild heart, you knew the answer to the question before you asked it. Making this thread pretty pointless.

    If you're the sort who can't muster the intrinsic drive to establish a goal and then pursue it, I'm not sure what motivation you honestly think you'll find from the ball-busting of a gaggle of anonymous iGents.

    Maybe this is the most salient advice I can give you: life is really fucking short. Do something interesting with it, or squander it. Just know that the clock is ticking. Twenty eight may not feel very old, but at the rate you're going, you'll be posing this same question at 38 before you even know it. You don't get the second chances you don't take. Etc.

    Now sack up.
  3. Arthur PE

    Arthur PE Senior member

    Jan 22, 2012
    as others have said, time is precious and life is short
    time is relative, out of our control and our perception of periods of it are constantly accelerating, and we can't change that, no matter how much meditation. 'mind control' or self-help, feel good BS we injest

    when 10, a year is 10% of your life/memory, a large chunk, takes forever to pass
    when 20, 1 year is 5%, 1/2 as much, seems to go by faster
    at 50, 2%, 1 year goes by 5 times as fast as 10, over twice as fast as 20
    hitting 65, it is 1.5% of your reference frame, your internal clock/metronome, and flies by almost 7 times as fast as when you were 10, and over 30% faster than 50
    it's a blur, the good news is the rate of acceleration is decreasing, 10 to 20, 200% faster, 20 to 30 150%, 30 to 40 133%, 40 to 50 125%, 50 to 60 120% and so on
    it will eventually stabilize...but you won't know it, because you'll be dead, lol
    stop worrying about it and live
    people think too much about shyte they have no influence over, and think too much rather than act upon, the stuff they can...
  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

    Mar 13, 2006
    how about keeping your day job and front a hall & oates cover band and get booked for free during the weekends?
  5. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

    May 27, 2008
    El Barrio

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