"Will I be regretting this decision I've made, 10 years from now?"
"Will my future self be wanting to go back in time to tell me to do that and stop trying to do this?"
I bet those questions crossed your mind at least twice after your school days. And yeah, it's actually quite worrying that we're turning in to adults; wanting to do what is right for ourselves, knowing that we're now responsible for our own actions.
But the younger you, the 6 years old version of yourself, wouldn't that kid be disappointed if you give up even before trying to do stuff, just because it is unfamiliar to you? Like, you wouldn't know how much you hated carrots till you had your first bite. You also wouldn't know how addictive a few games are till you play it. And, how would you know how awesome some TV Shows are if you didn't try to watch it?
Okay, tak payah versi zaman muda la, the first time you slept late knowing you got an 8AM class the next day. Bet you regretted that decision but hey, at least you had fun staying up late to play games or hanging out with your friends or eating at a mamak watching football. It's your bad choice but you had fun! (Probably not so fun during the next morning class tho! Ahha) But there's always a bright side to all of the bad choices. Maybe, the night that you stayed up made you more focus till you upgraded to another level in the game you're currently playing after being stuck in the same level after so long. Or finding out something shocking about your friend or watching your favorite footballer scoring a goal with this brand new skill that's never been seen before, live, at the mamak stall you're hanging out.
In every choice, there's some consequences. The bad ones can be a life lesson and the good ones will help you on improving yourself.
My point is, 10 years from now, I don't want you to look back and question yourself, "Asal lah aku tak go with the flow and try je benda tu time muda dulu?". Do not let any opportunity go to waste. Spread your wings, gain new experiences, get to know new cliques and learn something new, everyday.
Be bold and face the unfamiliarity!
P/s: This post was inspired by this amazing person. Thank you for the idea, future chef!