What does bother me, however, is that people think the way I choose to spend my time is a waste. Even though no one has said it in those words, that's the idea they really seem to be trying to convey. Thinking is a waste of time. We're just a bunch of kids who sit around and do nothing with our lives. Here, I must argue.
One of my favorite pass times these days is to think and discuss my ideas, and read up in order to continually move and change this process. How this could possibly be more wasteful than, say, creating a web page or tweaking a car, is beyond me. Free time is just that -- time where one can do whatever one wants. I chose to try and learn more about myself, often with people I love dearly...I can hardly think of a better way to spend that time.
I must once again state this is how I use my FREE TIME. I have other things in my life that are important. I have a family I keep in touch with, a job, and school. I may be found at Rosie's during the evenings, but I wake up at 6 to refresh myself on my daily Japanese class lessons, go to classes until 4 or so in the afternoon, and right now, also do work in the theater for my acting class requirements. I'm doing all these things to help me find a career once I leave this school. Most of my friends are either taking classes or working in order to take classes. We're not sitting on our asses drinking coffee instead of trying to live. It's just a part of our lives.
Maybe nobody thinks this, but it's the vibe I've been getting and it really irks me. Now, I've settled it for at least myself.