Shit, of course I return to a difficult topic.
My beliefs in a nutshell:
You only live once. Do whatever you can to have an amazing story. Whether that means traveling a shit-tonne, volunteer, read the top 100 classic pieces of fiction or having a giant family of 12+ children. But make the most of every moment.
Do not sit idly waiting for adventure to come to you. Cancel your cable, tuck your phone away and go see the city. Talk to a stranger. Give a homeless guy a homemade muffin. Fight for your story!
Yes, there are times where the battle is simply not worth it. Yes, there are times when you are told by someone that your opinion is too strong and that you walk too loudly. That you have been quieter than normal and no one asks you why or checks in to see that everything is okay. And yes, sometimes you have to take it. Save your strength for battles that are truly worth fighting.
But for goodness sake, wear your high heels and piss them off. Live your life. It's the only one you have.
PS - If you wanted something deeper, it ain't happening tonight.