My dear,

Yes, you can continue working at the job that you’re currently working at. Yes, it’s not exactly what you planned on doing at this point of your life (but nobody’s plans never go according to plan right?). Yes, you can endure everything it asks of you. Yes, it pays the bills. And, yes there are a lot of people out there who are suffering a lot more than you are. You’re lucky.

No! Lose that mindset. Yes, other people are suffering, but there are not you. Only you can live your life and only you can do something about it. In life you can develop two strengths, and two strengths only – either you can develop the strength to jump off cliffs every day or the strength to bear the pain of failing to jump off cliffs every day.

Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.

Falsely yours,
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli