A Letter to You

To the unknown: Dear you,
There is a repetitive pattern throughout history that shows us how to live our everyday life a specific way because it will ultimately lead to something extraordinary. You live by a societal standard where you are programmed to follow the leader and be no different from anyone else.

You are simply existing.

Here are four things said by dying people they wish they could have done differently: “I wish I had taken more risks.” “I wish I had loved more.” “I wish I had paid less attention to other people’s expectations.” “I wish I had quit my job and found something I really enjoyed doing.”

This was written by people who were sitting in bed, begging to just be able to get up and walk, and rewinding every single memory they could have spent taking in the moment as they were living it.

With 16 years of being here, I have come to realize that following the world and being normal does not lead to something extraordinary. A change I want to see in this world is exploiting and breaking stereotypes. You do not have to live a certain way to find joy just because someone else is living their life that way. This is a chain reaction, meaning that the person you are trying to live your life like is more than likely trying to live their life like someone else.

I dare you to be anything but normal, because you will come to realize one day that rules are made to be broken.
We have subconsciously forgotten how beautiful life is. The rush of serotonin when seeing a loved one, jumping into a pool, dancing in the kitchen, listening to music, waking up to the sun, sneaking out, eating good food, falling in love, being with people who feel like home.

The rules simply do not apply,
live your life like you are young.
Do it all.
Tell them you love them if you do.
Sleep late.
Wake up early.
Eat what you want.
Do not let other people’s opinions of you dictate the way you live.
Do whatever it takes to feel alive.
This is it.
The world needs you to be different.

Three rules in life:
1. If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it.
2. If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no.
3. If you don’t step forward you will always be in the same place.

What if we were programmed to live by these three simple rules instead of living in a world where being different is absurd? So if you choose to never break loose into the unknown, then I guess you will live with the question of “what would’ve happened?”

Finally, to the ones who are set free, thank you for showing the world to not follow one another. You found what you were looking for. You are the change. I hope that all of your memories are filled with serotonin at the thought of them.
With love,
Meme Merchant