I was born in a middle class family in one of the richest, safest and well-balanced countries in the world. I have never  been witness to any great war, famine, disease, poverty or strife.

I was lucky to be born with above average intelligence, a propensity to athleticism and a natural desire to learn and better myself.

As a result, I have always been good at almost anything I choose to pursue, but never “great.”

I have never had to fight for anything in my life.

I see everyday people that have subjected themselves to rigid diet and exercise regimens leading to a 50 kg weight loss. I see everyday students fail a class, then turn around and become elite class-men. I see everyday workers that overcome mediocrity to become all-star salesmen.

I have never known true failure, true suffering, depression or insignificance.

I have never needed to apply myself to a single task or goal, and overcome strings of failures and obstacles to achieve the unachievable.

What scares me the most is that this is how I justify my spoiled behaviour to myself.

I could live my entire life in above-average-mediocrity. It would be a good life. Yet, I know I’m capable of more.

Why am I waiting for something tragic to happen?

I am spoiled, and I’m too comfortable to change.