Often times while my friends are out partying, I’m in bed watching movies. One night I was scrolling through movie selections and came across Get a Job.
The description: A recent college graduate and his friends are forced to lower life expectation when they leave school for the real world. Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will and Jullian who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family, friends, and coworkers, they soon discover that the most important, and hilarious adventures, are the ones that we don’t see coming.
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“I’m 22 and Have No Idea What I’m Going To Do With The Rest Of My Life”
I am not going to ruin the movie for you by going into every little detail, watch the movie for yourself, but what I am going to do from a millennial standpoint is discuss a few of the life lessons from the movie and why I feel they are important.
Lesson 1: Love yourself right now
- During college you are supposed to get internships that will later allow for you to get a job upon graduation, but what happens when after you graduate you don’t get a job? It’s ok, make your own! If that is the path you choose, believe that you have something different to offer the world, and that you are special in your own right. Know that whatever you set your mind to, you can achieve. The only limits you have in life are the ones you place on yourself. You are not competing against everyone else’s clock, you are competing against your own. Don’t judge your life based on the people that surround you. Everyone has their own journey in life and you have to find your own.
Lesson 2: It is ok not knowing everything right now
- Life is going to throw unexpected curveballs your way and that is ok. I had a five-year plan set in place for after my graduation, and only a few of the things on my list have been actually followed. As you grow and develop your ideas and wants out of life will change. The chances that you will stick with your initial plan are very slim. So stop and take a second to reevaluate your life and figure out what truly makes you happy.
Lesson 3: Relationships are important
- You know that old saying “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” In contradiction, I was once told, “It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you.” Building relationships is very important because you never know who will have something or recommend you for something in the future. People will do things for you because you have earned them, and they like you, not just because you want them. Don’t take anyone for granted! Speak to the janitor of the building, and the CEO.
Lesson 4: Reward yourself, but be smart with the reward
- It is ok to reward yourself for accomplishment, but be responsible with your decisions. That bonus you got at work, instead of running out and buying that designer purse you’ve been eyeing, stop and think. Are all your bills covered? Can this money go to something for useful? Have you budgeted for this purse? If you are comfortable with your decision, then GO FOR IT!
Lesson 5: Life is an adventure
- Plain and simple, Live it! No one makes it out alive anyway!