In my early 20s, there weren’t many things in my life that I did with courage. By my mid-20s, I was often feeling empty and lost. One summer, I happened to visit my uncle. He did cancer research at Harvard, but was one of the most humble, down-to-earth people I knew. He never tried to tell me how I should live my life. But when I told him how I felt, he told me that it didn’t matter what I choose to do, or how I wanted to live my life. That was entirely up to me.
But whatever I did, to fight for what was important to me. To pursue and do things that I felt were worthy of my talent and opportunities. To experience and enjoy as much as I can. To have passion and purpose. And to be proud of not just what I do, but how I do them. He told me, “When you get older, there will be plenty of time to ‘settle’ for things in your life. And for you to think about all the things you wish you did, but regret not doing.”
So whether you’re a post-90s or not, I’ll just encourage you to pursue your life in the same way that my uncle encouraged me to pursue mine. And especially if you’re young, Carpe Diem! Seize the day! I hope that doesn’t sound too idealistic. Because I’m so glad I listened to my uncle. Based on my own personal experience, it’s how you live a life that you will ultimately feel good about.返回