“Youth is wasted on the young.” – Mark Twain
If I could combine the energy and enthusiasm of my youth with the lessons I have learned and wisdom I have picked up along the way, then I would be able to get a lot more constructive things accomplished. I had a lot of energy when I was younger. Instead of doing something constructive like running for public office or building shelves for my “Hello Kitty” collection, I spent my energy partying until 3:00AM every night when I had a 7:15 class in the morning. These days, if I don’t go to bed by 11:00PM, then I feel like I am burning the candle at both ends (Even though I don’t have to start work until 8:00AM.)
Another thing I wasted a ton of energy on is avoiding work. Many times I would have spent less energy if I was to just do as I was told. Not only did I waste a ton of energy avoiding chores, I ended up having to do them anyway, which used up more energy.
Both my job and my campaigning require a lot of driving and much time away from home. The driving and the work I do from both tire me out tremendously. Napping has become almost second nature to me.
There is so much more I want to write about, but i don’t have the energy. Maybe a young person can write something in the comments below.
[This is part of the A-Z of Life series. Check out the other posts!]