Monday, May 14, 2012 By Alexis Breese
Jeremy Renner’s name has become more and more popular as one of Hollywood’s newest hunks. Jumping from movies with Tom Cruise and Ben Affleck with his latest box office hits, Renner has a similar story that many of us should remember as we go on into adulthood and move on from high school to college.
Jeremy Renner is one of the many stars in the box office hit Marvel’s Avengers. Renner was most notably recognized for his role in The Hurt Locker receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. But Renner wasn’t always well known for his piercing intense stares and gruff yet soft voice. In fact, Renner picked up odd jobs to pay the bills “when acting didn’t,” something we should all take a lesson from as we start to progress into our adult lives.
There is no reason we shouldn’t be doing what we love, but too many people sacrifice what they love because it isn’t a safe option. But this doesn’t have to happen. Life isn’t going to magically hand you a six figure job with all the bells and whistles, but in today’s society we as students need to recognize that we need to be proactive. Renner was a makeup artist to help pay his rent while still keeping up in his acting career.
Stepping into a new environment and stage in our lives is a scary thing. Many people forgo their passions and pick some boring, safe option. But the key to success isn’t safe and secure. We have to be able to figure out where the line between dreams and reality meet and find balance between the two. Like Renner, I plan to be smart about my life dreams, keeping the balance between goals and reality on equal scales.