Dear 20-year-old Rashi,
By the time you read this letter there might me much better ways to connect with the future self but for now let me stick to my adorable blog. For now, I am enjoying my school life and learning how not to procrastinate. I know times would have changed and that you would have evolved as a person, but what I wanna say to you as you were growing up to be a 20-year-old person, is in this letter.
First of all let me tell you this, eff what they think, no one cares about how you do it or why you do it. Because think of it this way, someday down in future you will be in a deathbed what are you going to think about? Are gonna think about the moments which you just went ahead and did the things that you wanted to do or just sit there and regret the things you wish you had done? So are others thoughts really gonna matter anyway? People are always gonna be people and you are always gonna be you, nothing will affect you unless you LET it affect you. Honestly, just do it if it makes YOU HAPPY. You have to understand that you have reached here today because of the choices you made, be it an achievement or a downfall you are reading this because of the decisions YOU MADE!
Some people will be nice to you, however don’t trust them easily, because you have been heartbroken a lot many times in past just cause you trusted them blindly.Because, I know that people will come and people will go, the only thing constant in your life is you and YOU have to be content with the choices you make. Teach yourself from not only the instances that has happened others but also from your own past experience. Teaching yourself is the best thing because if someone comes to you and tells you that you are doing it wrong, you can say,” Bitch please, I taught myself! “.
You have to work really hard to crush your goals cause they don’t care how you feel, so you need to hustle even if you don’t have a mood of doing it. Do things which you think is right for YOU, even if that means to be selfish. But don’t forget to get your ego down, do have faith and pride but don’t underestimate things in life.
However, I know you have a special thing of making people feel blessed and good about themselves, which is a pretty good thing. So, I think you should get out there and do what will help the needy people for food, shelter, education ,etc and get them a better life. And I know you won’t do this but remember not to ask anything back from the good you do.
Remember what Steve Jobs said in his speech at Stanford? “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” The ultimate line is DON’T SETTLE FOR SOMETHING YOU DON’T LOVE.
Whenever you feel low, just remember that you are blessed to have such great parents who have cherished your wishes, a roof above your head and food to eat. Have you ever thought about the less fortunate ones? They are the ones who are really in need of help so you get your shit together and don’t let the little things bother you. Also whenever you are confused just hold back a second from the world and ask yourself this ‘ What do I really want to do?’ and do the first thing that comes to you right away, just don’t try and re-think. DO IT.
And Yes, you better be doing some legendary shit, else I would come up to you now and beat your ass XD. Fall in love with your life before you fall in love for someone.
16 year old Rashi,