Something to keep in mind
“As far as what stage you’re in, and whatever you think about your destiny, I sure as hell wouldn’t worry about it. When I was your age my future was nothing less than grim – and I suppose it still is to some God-fearing people – but since then I’ve managed to get around a bit and do just about what I intended to do in the first place. All you need to do is figure out what your action is and hang on, no matter what they tell you. And, even if you never make it, you’ll feel better trying instead of giving up and going along with the noise crowd. But right now you don’t have to worry about what you’re going to do. The important thing is to follow your instincts about what you aren’t going to do.”
This is an excerpt from one of my favourite letters in Hunter S Thompson’s first collection of letters, The Proud Highway. He wrote this one to his younger brother who, at the time, was 19 years old and unsure of what he should do with his life. The quote above was some of Hunter’s advice.