What does it require to "have a life"? A job? Money? Have you
ever been told you need to get a life or you need to find one?
Perhaps maybe there is nothing to it or maybe it's on a whole
different difficulty. Why do you have to have certain things to
"have a life"?
Apparently I have no life. My mother says I need one,
which I found funny. Friends jokingly say go to eBay.com and buy
a life. But on a serious note, I do have a life. Sure, I don't
have things that are "required" to live in today's society. I
like anime a lot, and that is what I like. Apparently anime isn't
allowed to be part of my life. I have a girlfriend (I love her
with all my heart and soul) and I want to be there beside her
with everyday and night that comes to pass. Why can't everything
I do or try to do be my life? The way I live it is my decision.
Apparently, I'm lifeless to this society. If I have no life, then
nobody would miss me when I'm gone, right?
Why do people tell me to get a life when everyone is
obsessing over things they do not necessarily need, like cell
phones; y;know the people that HAVE to have possession of one or
otherwise they would "die". And people tell me to get a life when
others are wasting theirs sitting in a basement killing brain
cells with drugs and alcohol?
I have a lot of free time, so I draw. I have a whole
binder full of drawing. When people look at them, they notice how
much there is and say, "You have too much free time". So what?!
It's better than wasting time killing my body. What the fuck? I
mean come on people! Drawing can't be part of my life? You see
manga/comic artists making lots of money because they liked to
draw. They didn't get that way over night smoking and drinking,
I have a life. In order to live, you must have a
life; and I am in fact living last time I checked. So let me
review what I have:
- A sweet, beautiful girlfriend
- Hobbies that I enjoy
- The common sense not to destroy
body with toxic substances
- A heartbeat (I am alive!)
Why can't people
just be happy with what I have, move on to what they enjoy doing,
and stop telling people who has a life or not. A life, the
definition I give it, is living doing what you like to do and
what you find as a reason for living.
| Email this Short story
| Add to reading list