Youth

Aug 8, 2011

Kids
Just now, before typing I made a promise to me-self that I will never ever make a wish that I'd be a kid again.  Why?  Well, the cycle will never end.  When I was I kid, I couldn't wait to grow up.  I'm sure some of you wished that when you were younger and now some of you wish you'd be young again.  But then again you're back to the time you wish you'd grow up and so on.  Anyway, this is a beautiful paragraph from Mary Schmich's "Wear Sunscreen".

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

The question is, have we really enjoyed every single time when we were young?  Where did we spend our energy when we still have loads of extra firepower within us?  For one, I think my childhood was spent very differently with kids of today.  I could say there was no dull moment for every day was like an adventure.  7am we're already gathered on the neighborhood streets playing - you know the typical pinoy kid in the barrio.  But in retrospect there could have been times that I should have done some other things.

It's not really regret but it's a way to inspire my current self.  I'm still young (ehem) and let's say 10 years from now I'll look back and would probably say, I should have done some other things.  So it's like time travelling - or not.  Ha!  Go figure.

Children at Play

Anyway, one of the things I missed being a kid is that I only have to deal with studies, grades, how to finish my lunch, toys and the like.  Now, as a YOUNG PROFESSIONAL I'm already dealing with the world.

What are the things you've missed when you were young?



One comment

I find there's nothing quite as depressing as looking at photos of myself from middle school.

by William Bailey on August 9, 2011 at 12:38 AM. #

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