I fear that if I slow down the progression of my life, it'll never get going again. I tend to use my friends as a measure for that, even when it doesn't make sense. For instance, I just graduated and, while I am going grad school, I still feel pangs of inferiority (due to "falling behind") when I hear about friends getting their first "real" jobs. Obviously I can't go to grad school and join the workforce simultaneously, so there's no reason for me to feel like that.
That said, little voices in the back of my head are just that; I don't let them hold free reign over my decisions, nor do they constitute an excuse for anything.
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