“Whatever Floats Your Boat”
Every day I get to see this awesome view while I wait for the bus to school, and every day this boat just sits there.
Some days I think, “Gosh, wouldn’t it be great to be that boat? No responsibilities, no due dates, just keep afloat and nobody bats an eye.”
Then I get on the bus and I go to school where my mind is blown—my concept of reality forever changed—and I remember why I chose this path in the first place.
I am fortunate enough to be in a position where I can do more than just maintain my existence, more than just float. Given my position, it feels like a duty that I take advantage of this opportunity and learn as much as I possibly can about the world around me!
It’s at this point that the boat responds, “Levi, you sound like a pretentious, entitled little dick. I am here every day bearing the load of 3 tons of metal and engine parts. The fact that I am buoyant at all is a feat far beyond anything you could ever imagine. Just because your load is lighter does not mean that you can judge my circumstances in order to justify your privileged life.”
Then I’m like, “Damn… I had no idea boats could talk.”