Most people live their lives reactively. React to their parents telling them to go to school by going to school; react to their teachers telling them to go to university by going to university; react to graduation by getting a job then wondering why they’re miserable.
We’re living in the absolute best time to be alive, and it only gets better from here. Technology has made it so bloody easy to monetise doing what you love for a living, especially outside of “getting a job”; from travel blogs to social media influencers making upwards of a million a year. If you’re still miserable in this day and age, it’s your own fault. Find out what you love doing, find a way to make money from doing it, then get up the courage and do it. The price of cowardice, of playing it safe, is mediocrity and misery.