Sometimes in life, we'll run into brick walls. They are the challenges in life that seem so hard to overcome, no matter what we do.
Those brick walls have a purpose. They're there for a reason, one that we might not expect. They might slow us down, but they are not there to keep us out of our dreams.
It's there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. How far will we go to achieve our dreams? And how much are we willing to let go?
The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. The brick walls are there to stop other people.
The brick walls are helping you consider what you really want in life. If you really want it, then go for it; overcome the brick wall.
However, privilege plays its part too. Some people might already have the solution to overcome the brick walls, and some won't even see the brick walls as a challenge. And if you are underprivileged, it might take longer for you to overcome the brick walls.
But that's okay. Take your time.
Life is not a race. It's not a sprint nor a marathon. It's just a long walk. Do it at your own pace because there are no winners and losers.
Don't compare yourself with other people because each of us has different privileges and experiences. If you see someone your age shines brighter than you, remember that you don't know what happens behind the curtain. They might have given up a lot more than you. Or they were born with a silver spoon.
If you need more time to get past the brick walls, take your time.
Don't give up too soon. Keep going. You'll find a way.
This article was inspired by "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch