Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Young and sweet only seventeen


"Youth is wasted on the young."
- Oscar Wilde 


Most people say that life gets better after school ends.

And it does, for most.

But why is it that at just seventeen we are supposed to make, essentially, the most important decisions of our lives?

We’re supposed to know where we’re going in life, what we want to do, where we want to live, how we want to live.

All before actually becoming an adult.

I remember finishing year 12 and being so excited for the future, but now, at (almost) 21, I don’t see how any future I imagined at seventeen could match the future I see now.

We need to travel, to work, to experience life before life happens. 

Why are we so focussed on kids making life choices, and why are we so oblivious to the fact that it’s okay for them not to have any friggen clue about anything.

Leave them alone.

The younger generations are always useless, anyway.

(Kidding.)

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