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Hey dad, so what do I do now?
Go to school.
Done. Hey dad, what now?
Get a job.
Done. What now?
Get married.
Done. What now?
Buy a house.
Done. What now?
Have kids.
Done. What now?
Work long and hard... and then retire and slowly wither away in your old age.
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If you are society's bitch, this is very likely what your "happy" life blue print will look like. Almost everyone does this, and it's not a coincidence: people do as they are told. Told by the movies, by their friends and family, books, tradition, religion, even government subsidies, and the education system, conditioned into obedience. So they, what are the odds that this is indeed everyone's dream rather than something imposed on them covertly externally, as I believe to be the case?

But just today, I've freed you from the bullshit :D The blueprint above is not available to you, so you have to ACTUALLY pick what you'd like to do with your life. I invite you to leave a comment below, and come up with an alternative plan. Be serious, use your imagination, and fuck doing as you are told.
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bobcat303 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i wanna be a coursing river
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veinne Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to travel around the world and see the sights.
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Saikotsunami Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
I have no master plan. Life is a journey, not a destination. My plan, if it can be called that, boils down to this: "Never do something that I know I'll regret later. Stay true to my morals. Be a good person." So long as I can look back on my life and say I've stayed true to those tenets, I think I'll be satisfied with how I've lived my life. The future is only a second away after all.
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Mandimoomoo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So true! I'm trying to convince my boyfriend to move out of the U.S. and travel the world. I love natural beauty and would love nothing more than to go on an extended eco tour of anyplace interesting :) Desk jobs aren't really my thing, but I'm starting to feel trapped into getting one because of my current lifestyle. And kids...forget about them :P one of the biggest life crushers out there
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
I'm not American, but I think the US is one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world.
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Mandimoomoo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree it's pretty stunning if you can find the right places...I love near a sod-grass prairie that's wonderful to hike around, and some of the state parks are decent, but I've become bored with them because I see them too much. Something refreshing is what I need, even the bison herd here and the sandhill crane migration are becoming ho-hum.
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Ithelda Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always thought college was a huge waste of money. I went for a year anyway then dropped out. But now I'm working retail and paying bills and I don't know what else I'm supposed to do with my life other than the prescribed formula of "live in suburbia, get married have kids, make money, die." If I think of something better and more doable then trust me I'll do it. But society's so set up to work in just that way... I'm not creative enough to know what else to do with myself :(
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amaranth333 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is. Its just part of the trap. My husband and I were just talking about how now a college degree seems to be no different than barely getting your high school diploma.
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avfc4me Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I hate to point out the obvious but...there are millions who don't get to go to school, more who don't have steady employment, many, MANY countries where you will NEVER be able to buy a home and many countries where after 'have kids' the main goal becomes 'try to keep kids alive'.

Further, the notion that that existence is somehow less-than simply because it's not the existence YOU'D choose seems rather silly, doesn't it? There are millions of people who WANT this and to put happy in quotations implies that one cannot BE happy in this situation.

When in truth, no matter WHAT you choose to do in life, it's a good bet that WHATEVER you pick, you'll spend at BEST 20% of it as 'HAPPY'.

The grass is always greener and whatnot.
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Bambi-Claire Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My current plan consists of a year of film school (not a full degree, as my parents think I should, because with film, that's just a silly waste of money) and then traveling for a year, working on a few documentaries, building and living in an ecofriendly hobbit hole, growing my own food, some more travel, eventually kids, either adopted if I'm single or with my partner if I find someone to share my life with, and growing old in a nice green place, making movies, taking photographs, gardening, writing, and otherwise being happy.
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