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Saturday, September 8, 2007

It's been awhile

Let's see what is new since my last post. I moved, I started school, I started a new job and I am currently looking for a weekend job. School is my main priority right now. I think it is important for me to have a strong first semester back. I'm motivated and have a goal to work towards. Motivation and knowing what you want to do makes boring work just that more bearable. I really can't wait to finish school and start my career.

I haven't been thinking much basketball. I read my daily websites and sometimes those provoke a thought or two but I haven't been doing much else with basketball. I should find some old games to watch. Something to keep the mind sharp. I don't have a coaching job for this winter lined up. I might just focus on school and work with possibly volunteering somewhere. I think I will just go with the flow on that one.

An esp. educated young person who is anti materialistic, purposeless, apathetic, and usually works in a dead-end job by definition is a slacker. I was the living definition from 2003 til now basically. I had never looked up the word before, but it's not that bad of a word by definition. I think being anti materialistic is a very positive thing(I guess I am biased). Purposeless...hardly any young person really knows what they want to do with their life or what they want to have to eat for the next meal. It takes experiences in order to find a passion. A true passion is hard to find. Many people chose a career choice without having a passion for it. I am genuinely sorry for those people. They might even think they have a passion for it because they think of the material rewards tied with their career path. People usually find out that without a true passion they won't gain those material goals. Then they are either stuck in a job they hate or they have to find something else to do.

The stigma of being labeled a slacker is the worst part. Most people associate being a slacker to being a "loser" and labeling anyone a loser is probably unfair. I had a post about depression in young adults a few months back. I would guess most of the young adults fighting depression in the U.S. could be defined by the word slacker. So I urge everyone to embrace slackers. They are not losers. Their lives are not over. Many former slackers are among the richest people in the world. Once a slacker finds their passion the weight of the world is lifted off their shoulders and you will not meet a happier person no matter what situation they are in.

It's just a thought...I could be wrong :)