We are studious in high school so we get into a good college.
We study and stress in college so we get a degree.
We use our degree to get a good job.
We work hard at our job so we can make a lot of money.
We make a lot of money so we can retire!
And then ...
It turns out, there is nothing special waiting at the end.
There is no secret reward.
In fact, nothing has changed. Not one thing.
You are breathing the same air.
You are in the same body - now it's just older, slower and more likely to get sick.
Wait a second - why hasn't anything changed?
Because THIS is IT.
Yes, THIS right now. This is the thing.
Stop reading this for five seconds and take a deep breath.
You are here right now. This is it. This is.
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