(Desu originally posted this in the Random section, but I felt as if it shouldn't be there. This is really useful)
Okay, after last night, and letting out all my (hypo)mania, I can finally think rationally and read things.
After reading it a second time, I think I finally got the message. Sometimes, we fail to realize exactly what we're doing in life. Oftentimes, we're waiting for things. We wait for the deadline, we wait for that last day, we wait for that big sports event. We waste all that precious time doing things which take place on a specific day. That's really depressing when you think about it. All that time, that beautiful and precious time, is going to waste, and you don't even realize it. Oftentimes people never realize this, others realize it early enough that they can spare some years, others realize it too late, some are able to realize it immediately.
Other times, we're just procrastinating. There are some big things in life we swear we're going to do it, but we fail to do it anyway. You're letting things get behind you. You swear you want to do this, but you never do it. For example, right now, I have this big crush on this girl in high school. There's a part of my mind that says I should just not do anything and "get over it", but there's another part in my mind which says I should do it: tell her I like her, and regardless of the result, it's better I do it anyway, just to clear another chapter out of my life for good. I feel if we just put some things away and just "try to get over it", it will leave us with a scar in our brain that can't be healed until we finally truly deal with the problem. You have to be brave. You can't just let it pass by. (if anyone's curious, I plan on doing this in June, last day of school)
But I'll repeat it again: my second paragraph is also part of the problem: those big events we keep waiting for. We keep focusing on a specific date, we keep focusing on those particular events we look forward to. It's almost as if for most of the time we're in a "bored" mode, but when that specific time comes, we go into an "excited" mode. Why not have that excited mode on at all times? Why waste so many meaningful days and devote it to one specific day? Why not do something big while doing something big on another day? Indeed, life passes us by, and we don't even notice it.
The basic message is: don't wait. For many of us it feels as if we're waiting for something that usually never comes. We're waiting for that big event, we're waiting for that something which changes our life forever, or changes our direction. We're waiting for that. It's hard to get this mindset when you're still being controlled by parents, teachers, siblings, etc, but recognize that there are some things, right now
, that are within your control, and when you're an adult, you have bigger control over your circumstances. Don't let waiting eat up your life, realize this before it's too late.
Whew, that was quite a post, but an important one. I'd say give Desu credit for even posting this. An important comic everyone should read.