Do we try to be unhappy with our lives on purpose? And, is it a generational thing?
Blake just got back from a trip to Colorado snowboarding. He made the comment that when they (Aaron and Blake) arrived in the airport, Aaron mentioned how he instantly felt like he was on vacation, whereas it took awhile for that sensation to kick-in for Blake. He felt home since we just moved from there, and since we spent a good portion of our year living out there in that airport! At dinner I told Blake that I was ok with living in Colorado, to which he replied, “It sure didn’t seem that way when we were living there.” Am I simply ok with living there now that I’m back home? I do miss the mountains, the water skiing, the snowboarding, and Mark, Cynthia, Trent & Pierce - and of course, Roxy.
Another scenario happened this weekend when my mom and me ran into an old family friend, Carol. Carol has a daughter, Kristin, going to school and she told us how Kristin kept changing her major and it took awhile for her to finally decide on the ‘one’. She then commented on how it seems like my generation never seemed happy - we want it all and we won’t be happy until we do.
I have plenty of friends who aren’t happy with their current situation - whether it be their job, their relationship, or their life in general. Is it just because my generation is now “20-something” the awkward stage in life in which you want everything but you don’t have enough experience to get it or is there something more to it? Were we raised differently to the point where we can’t be happy with what we have?