No one can tell me what to do.
Well, except mom.
No one except my mom can tell me what to do.
And maybe, girlfriend.
No one except my mom and my girlfriend can tell me what to do.
Well, my manager as well.
No one except my mom, my girlfriend and my manager can tell me whatto do.
Also, the bank.
No one except my mom, my girlfriend, my manager and my bank can tellme what to do.
I forgot the law enforcement.
No one except my mom, my girlfriend, my manager, my bank and the lawenforcement can tell me what to do.
This is what freedom smells like!
Some of the best benefits of growing up which aren’t often spoken of:
Not feeling locked into the immutable social categories set for you byyour peers (ie. not feeling defined by others);
The development of significantly better self-esteem, which mightpreviously have been trounced on a daily basis by toxic parents or otherchildren and bullies you had no choice being around;
The ability to choose the people you want to hang out with or avoid;
Finding a way to recognize and accept your own skills and weaknesses, and knowing how to compensate or learn from the latter;
The ability to have significant personal insight about what love-interests, jobs, and studies are best suited for your particular personality type andpsychological needs;
Learning the real meaning of joy, happiness and achievement in your ownlife, and how to better slough off pain, failure and disappointments.
When we were kids, we all wanted to grow up in order not to ask forpocket money from parents! And when we grow up, we are alwaysbewildered about what to do now!
Such are humans. But wait, being adult is not as bad as it seems.
We earn, even if it is meagre but a sense of independence is so cool.
We can get married, even if no one really wants to. But you stand achance, if you are willing, of course.
We can drink alcohol. It is not the best thing I tasted but atleast waseligible to try.
We can vote, even if I might never be benefitted direct but that blue inkgives a sense of responsibility.
We can take our parents out, even if the destination is the nearest andmost affordable one but they deserve it.
We can be parents, legally, as 18 (21 for men) and above is deemed to be responsible.
But we still can’t overrule what our fathers declare. We still can’t turn thephone off when out with our buddies. We still can’t say No to our parentswhen they drag us to weddings. We still can’t eat pizza and burgerseveryday!
Growing up is not easy!
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