Open Letter to An Average New Yorker
As a New Yorker we ride trains daily. We ride for longer then we think actually. We never really calculate the time maybe it’s because it’s became so routined. We are New Yorkers who essentially live on the train.
Well, I’m going to go back to this one day on the train. I was on my way home from school or from work. I sat next to these two young men. Of course, I was tired! I didn't really want to pay attention to anything until I heard one say this line that really stood out to me. He said “How is it that I’ve learned to give the best advice to anyone walking this world , but I just never learned how to take my own”.
This one statement resonated with me deeply. It touched my heart because I, as well as many others, struggle with this too! These thoughts are thoughts that we need to shine light on because they can truly take over a person. Most people have a mindset similar to that young man but don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing to be able to help anyone around you. In that process you must always remember to present yourself. As I say, remember yourself. I don’t mean be selfish. I don’t mean not prepare for your future. I mean embrace your present. Embrace who you are and how you’ve became that way. Embrace what you can do now, to achieve what you want to achieve. Not what society makes you think you have to.
This is your time to focus on you. This is the time to take that exact advice you would give someone. That time you told someone “Anything is possible. Dream like you have never seen obstacles”. Take that advice, stand tall, sacrifice and become the person your heart tells you you are. It may be easier said than done, but remember nothing is worse then thinking back as you get older and the only thought that comes to your mind is REGRET.