Is it okay to be confused after school?


Matt LeCure, News and Web Editor

I have known for several years that I desire to be a playwright. I have developed a fondness for theatre, and I like to think that I am pretty creative. Because of these factors, I am pursuing a career in writing and directing theatre. However, not everyone knows what they want to do once they graduate, and that includes some seniors. Is this okay, or is this going to push the future of America into a massive economic calamity?

There are two sides to creative freedom. On one side, you are given many different opportunities. However, it can be hard to choose out of all those possibilities. This is one problem many seniors have when looking at the future. They have so many choices that they aren’t sure what to do.

Most people do what they feel confident in. It would be weird if I was a math teacher, since I feel like anyone who is good at math is some sort of divine genius. However, some people haven’t found their strong point. This may happen out of fear or lack of motivation. You may have tried to discover your talent, but you have not found it yet. Senior Colton Dulle suggests a process for those who like to take their time.

“I think” Dulle said, “anyone who is still looking for something to do should work at a fast food place until they know what to do.”

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” This phrase can be true to some graduating seniors. Some, like myself, have a natural passion. Many people work hard and become successful. Then there are others who are pushed into a certain career by parents, guardians and society. This can be from force or inspiration. However, some people are forced to do something, like a dancer whose parents want them to be an athlete. Although some guardians aren’t helpful with advice like this, senior Ben Larrison agrees that talking to people can be a great help.

“I think,” Larrison said, “that seniors who don’t know what to do should ask their parents or relatives to form an opinion on what to do.”

People have different speeds at which they discover themselves. You might have already reached that point or you are still learning. It’s a possibility that you haven’t discovered yourself at all, but that’s okay. Nobody should feel the need to grow up fast. I believe that we live so we can do as much as we can before we die. It’s just like what I tell my brother when he’s stuck on a video game: explore and experiment. If you’re stuck, look around. It’s likely that something you find will get you back on track.