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Morning,Having dreams and ambitions are very commendable indeed, but you must recognise (we all must recognise also) that life is painfully long yet frightfully short. The goals and ambitions that one might have must be achievable and realistic otherwise we are setting ourselves up for failure and misery - We must remember that humans are not machines that can set tasks for themselves that will be completed without digression; often, we rather take serpentine and indirect paths to our goals, for the purposes of motivation and stimulation.In other words, I would praise this lifestyle that you seek to establish, for I have a similar lifestyle and it is very rewarding (for me personally) but do not set yourself goals that are static and unmoving - this will not work, let your mind take you where it desires to go, whether this be reading, discussing, enjoying or listening. Do not delimit yourself to learning, make time for things such as interacting with your friends on the server and time for your family or whoever else you love.Furthermore, I would say that, as a caution, confining yourself to an intellectual lifestyle like this is not healthy nor hospitable to your ambitions in life, for lack of fun, excitement and social interaction will very likely dry up the motivation you have for learning. Indeed, as Aristotle said, we are political animals, meaning that we're social creatures that desire friendship and community; as he puts it, Friendship is a necessity to the life of the good man and is the highest of the external virtues. The 'good man' is the man of study, and I would stress that he thinks that this must encompass friendship (love of, friends, family, and partners).I can tell you from experience, 50% of my life is study and the other 50% social interaction with those I love and it seems to be working well for me, whereas the life of 100% study did not work very well for me. We can gain much from the insights of Plato and Aristotle on this subject and indeed the The Good Life, not as something that merely involves wealth or entertaining but that which seeks to understand the world in itself in addition to wealth and entertainment.To sum up, I would say that this lump of text amounts to one thing: you have plenty of time in your life to do all the things you want to do, you are young still and you shouldn't stress yourself out about these things; that being said, you should also keep your ambitions in mind and make progress on this intellectual lifestyle you seek as life is increasingly short. But, I would tell you that you must make time for simple things such as time to play games, to talk to friends and do other things that you enjoy otherwise the whole project falls down.I hope this helps, and if you would like me to expand on this (as I realise some of it may contain hidden Aristotelian concepts that I have neglected to mention) feel free to pm me.Also I do apologise for the emphasis of 'man' in this, this is how Aristotle describes his views and sadly he didn't have great opinions of women.-James