Dead at 22. Official at 82
So I gave you the hint on my Instagram (@spcstudios). And the answer is this: the majority of people enter the workforce at 22 years old. Get it now? The thing is most people absolutely hate their jobs. You hate getting up early to go there. You work for a boss you can't stand. With people you don't like. And ultimately for a job you don't feel rewarded in. Why do you do this? Why do you subject yourself to this?! Because someone told you as you were growing up that the "right" thing to do was to go to school, go to college, and get a good job? It simply does not work like that anymore. And then on top of that you get a job in a field you're not passionate about. You're only there because you thought you could make money doing it. Or it was what your family wanted you to do. Or possibly you like the field you're in, you just have a horrible boss. Do you know that you don't have to go that route? Do you know that you don't have to stay in that job? To stay in a job you hate is literally killing you. Day by day. The stress alone from it all is the biggest factor.
So how do you get out? What if you're saying "Well I don't know what to do. I don't know how to get out. I don't know what I'd do if I wasn't doing this." Start pursuing things you're interested in. See if there's a way to turn that into a side business. And then maybe that eventually turns into a full-time venture. You never know. But do you really want to be at the end of your life and wonder "What if?" For me at least, that is something that I absolutely will not be saying. I hope you can say the same thing.