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We’re bogged up in this mindset that happiness is to be postponed. It’s this mentality that says “I’ll work hard now, so that I can enjoy my life later. It’s ok if I don’t enjoy now because it’ll get better.” But when does it end? Caught in this vicious cycle, it’s hard to see what makes life worth it.
I’m the president of an honor society. I’m in two choirs. I work for a living. I’m interning under a professor, on top of a 22-hour course load. I’m that dick that never misses class, always has the homework done ahead of schedule, always shows up ready for the exams, and has time to tutor less-adept students.