By Jordan Ray
I look into the computer screen
They stare back at me
And ask, what are you afraid of?
I don’t know
Or, rather, I’m afraid of what I don’t know
I’m afraid of the future
What I might do
What I might become
What I might be able to be
Because I have the drive, the will, the passion the determination and the brains to do whatever I want.
And I know what I want.
Or do I?
Do I really know what I want?
Can you ever really know what you want?
I think I want to be Prime Minister
No, that’s reaching too far, I’ll just settle for being a politician.
No, that’s still too far, what if I don’t make it and I get hurt?
Maybe I’ll just settle for being a judge.
No, that’s kind of a lot of responsibility and what do I know about right and wrong?
I could try to be a lawyer
I could spend 8 years of my life going to school just to eventually become one of those corrupt people that I always hear everyone slander and heap hate upon.
I could become a teacher
And be responsible for the education of thirty kids in a classroom, and dealing with their angry parents.
I could become a retail salesmen
Always pressured by my boss to do better, to work more hours, to know about our product, to stop watching the damn T.V. and get back to making the shelves look nice.
Or I could be a teacher
And be part of hundreds of kids lives, moulding them and shaping them to be whatever the want to be.
Or I could be a lawyer
Fighting in the legal system for people who’ve seen better days and standing up for what I believe in.
Or I could be a judge
Dispensing justice and fairness like no one else can because I know what I believe is right.
Or I could be a politician
Fighting the big fight, representing those who have no one else, and being a part of the change I want to see in the world.
Or I could be Prime Minister
And shape an entire country with my vision to make the world a better place.
But, to you pixels
That’s what I’m afraid of.
I don’t know what I want to be.
But I know that I can be anything.
And you have no idea how scary that is.