At this point in my life my main concern is getting my degree. That is what will make it possible to establish myself for my other concerns (make a family, buy land, build house, be able to take care of my parents when they age, etc).
So since this video has come out, I've been thinking about this. It seems like a really terrible thing, but honestly, I think my ultimate concern is myself. Me, my happiness, my success. But I think at a certain point in one's life that's ok. I'm 20 years old and in college, I don't have a bf or kids or anything else I really need to be concerned about, and I'm just concentrating on enjoying my youth. That's all I'm worried about.
So here is the question: Am I a terrible person? I'm not saying that I dont care about my family or friends, just that I am the most important thing in my life right now.
I am EXACTLY the same. I feel like I don't have an ultimate concern other than getting where I want to be in life. I'm 20, a sophomore in college too! I don't have a bf or anything and I'm just trying to have fun with life.
Well, I would have to say that currently my ultimate concern is surviving completely starting over. I just moved across the state and I am a long way from where I grew up. I am concerned about making friends and getting my degree. If I had to think about something on a broad scale, I care deeply about the state of this country's education system. I believe that in many places it isn't up to par, and it's leaving kids in the dust.
My dad was in the navy so I grew up moving practically every three years of my life and know how it feels to pickup everything and move across the country. It got routine for me but I still disliked leaving all my friends behind and starting over. It isn't so bad if you just stick out your hand and say hi in class. People are usually nice and with facebook and texting you never have to give up your old friends, unless you want too.
I feel so selfish when I think about my umtimate concern, because all I think of is stuff I want.
I love my family, but I really don't know if they're my ultimate. I feel like surviving high school is one of my ultimate concerns, the other two definetly being my books and my ipod. Maybe I'm not emersed in life enough to have an ultimate concern qiute yet.
I don't know, I guess I'll have to wait and see what I hold on to most in life.
I think that most everyone believes that their ultimate concern is their loved ones... but when it comes down to it, if we had a split second to either jump out of the way of danger or push our loved ones out of the way of danger, I think that primal instincts would take over and we would do anything to survive. Is that too cynical? In the end, I think nature forces us to make our ultimate concern, well, ourselves.
My ULTIMATE Concern is that the world will never realize how silly it is to hate people for things they can't control. The violence that keeps spreading, it scares me times a gazillion and six. I just wish people could see how insane they're being... BUT I have confidence in the power of love. WHEE! (:
I've never been one to truly commit to anything. Even now, writing this, I have no idea what I want to say. I just want to reach someone, anyone. Are you out there Nerdfighteria? I want to make a connection to people who care about what I care about.
Today I went to work, I had a long day and then I came home and watched John's live show and then some Doctor Who and then the latest Vlogbrother's video. Then I saw a tweet by John and it was to another famous youtuber, Tyler Oakley. The tweet said, "Your tweets, more than any others, give me the feeling of being inside your life. Have a great night! And tell us all about it!"
After I read that, I just sat at my computer for at least a minute, just reading that tweet over and over again. I still don't know what it is about John's words that inspired me, but they did.
I think, mostly, it's that out of everything I want in the world, all I really want, is to involve others in my humanity. I want to touch other people's lives in a way that they can get excited when I'm excited, feel what I feel, experience life with another person.
As I write this, I feel like this desire is just some kind of twisted vanity. Like, I want the world to validate how I am experiencing life. Maybe it is, but isn't that what we all want? Some validation, some proof that we exist. That's why we want to have subscribers on youtube and followers on twitter. We want the solid evidence that there are people out there who want to know what we have to say, who want to know what we are experiencing, what we ate for lunch, how we feel about the latest movie release, whether we're on Team Edward or Team Jacob...they want to know everything.
Because, in the end, the only way we know we exist is if other people's retina's react to the light bouncing off of us. The acknowledgment that, "Yes, I can see you, you exist."
But human beings are social creatures, we want more than acknowledgment of existence...we want community, we want validation and support. We want others to care about what we think, feel and experience.
The right for knowledge to be free and accessible to everyone. With knowledge to be accessible to all their would be an amount of people knowing more which allows to see the problems and with the knowledge accessible to fix those problems there would be far less of them in the world right now.
My ultimate concern is the world I live in. I want to make it a better place to be. For my future/current family? Yes. For people I don't necessarily know, but need my help? Sure. When it comes down to it, making the world a better place for me means making it better for somebody else. I want to assist in progressing the people of poverty into the kind of life I live, even if that means I have to make a few sacrifices.
I live such a cushioned life right now. My dad has a secure job that he doesn't have to worry about losing anytime soon, I have a loving family that supports me in every way, and I don't really have any true concerns facing me. The way I see it, everybody should have a chance to live a care free life, ideally. So I'm going to make other people's lives my concern, so in the end everyone benefits.