Life is very different than we imagine it to be. When we are children, we want to grow up and face the world, without the knowledge of what growing up has in store for us. What we know about growing up and experiencing life is what our parents teach us through their experiences but it is in our nature to experiment and experience life as we live through it. Anyways, as we enter the teens, we experience hormones, adrenaline rush, anger, mood swings, changes and what not. Some of us are really good at self-control, taking charge of their emotions and the changes that take place in us, the changes that we call growing up. I was the same like any other teenager, reckless, careless, angry (although I am not proud to accept it) and yes, obtuse about my beliefs. I look back to what I was and all I can do is laugh.
Every teenager thinks that they are going through hell because they are in an age where their smallest problems seem like the biggest problems of the world which is exactly not the case. Late homework, small fight with best friends or bickering with parents are not considered as the world’s largest problems but for sixteen or seventeen year olds, these mean the world to them. No doubt that at their age, these are worrisome. As we leave the teenage and enter our adulthood, slowly and gradually, our life takes 180 degree U-turn.
Every day we are growing up, learning new things, changing ourselves but not so in our early twenties, until we start learning from our experiences and experiences of the others. Life becomes meaningful to us when we have a goal in front of us and those goals need to be carried out. Like Shakespeare said, life is a stage and all of us have to play our part one time or the other, so here comes the time when you have to prove your mettle to the society. When I was thirteen, I wanted to be a writer of several books someday but that had sounded like just a dream back then but today, I have my books published. We change our way of thinking as we grow up, our wants and needs change as we move out of the rowdy, sulky teenage years.
As we become more cautious with age and experience, we tend to have our feelings and self-control at a minimum. Pain, sufferings and longing are all there as well and we start looking at things with a new and different perspective. Life makes us like that; it’s what we hear from our parents and elders too. We should try to enjoy these years as they are most precious and treasured time of our life when we are carefree and unconscious of the responsibilities that life would put us in later on.

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