I like to re-post this every once in awhile. It was written by an old blogger friend named Sarah (a.k.a. Timtom).
“Maybe these aren’t the shit times, maybe it’ll always be like this. Probably not for you. You usually get what you want.
I remember though, my A level teacher was always talking about Deferred Gratification. How us 6th formers were doing the right thing, and we’d get our rewards later, and they’d be better for it. Then, they said the same thing at university. I feel like I should be sending off for my gratification now.
Maybe it’ll be like when I applied for a provisional driving license last month. They wrote back saying ‘But you’re already allowed to drive until 2047, Sarah.’ And I’d thrown out the last one assuming it had run out. Maybe it’ll be like that.
They’ll say, ‘You’ve already got your gratification, Sarah. This is how much you get.'”